Jun Fujita: Oblivion
Jan 12th, 2017 – Apr 21st, 2017
This exhibition presents photographs and ephemera from the poet Jun Fujita (1888-1963). Fujita is an English-language tanka poet who published regularly in Poetry during the 1920s. The first Japanese-American photojournalist, he is responsible for the most famous photos of the Eastland disaster, the Chicago race riots of 1919, and the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, among others. This show explores his lesser-known landscapes and includes ephemera from his life and photojournalism work.
On March 9, Jun Fujita's great-nephew Graham Lee discusses Fujita's life and legacy in a gallery talk with researcher and author Takako Day.
Monday — Friday, 11 AM — 4 PM
Select Saturdays, 10 AM — 3 PM
Select Evenings, 4 PM — 7 PM