Date of Award

Spring 5-2-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Maria Antonella Pelizzari

Second Advisor

Wen-Shing Chou

Academic Program Adviser

Maria Antonella Pelizzari


This thesis offers a comparative study on how photography visualizes the political dynamics, ideological and psychological contradictions in postwar Japan. The discussion includes the exhibition The Family of Man in Tokyo (1956), Werner Bischof and Robert Capa’s photographs of Japan, and local photographers Ken Domon and Shomei Tomatsu.



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