Market for Japanese Photography

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Two Mt FujiThe interest in modern and contemporary Japanese photography in the US was concurrent with the uptick of the fine art photography market in the 1970s. In that decade, established photographers in Japan were invited to exhibit at major institutions, including MoMA, the ICP (International Center for Photography), and the Smithsonian. Subsequently, established photography dealers and prominent galleries began exhibiting their work and surveys of post-war Japanese photography were being published by American scholars. This presentation will provide a survey of the first flush of Japanese photography in the US market and, with the insight of New York gallerist Miyako Yoshinaga, the current scope of that market today.

Appraisers Association of America members will receive 1 C.E. (Continuing Education) Credit.

This is a recording of a webinar previously held live on March 12, 2024.

Takahiro Kaneyama (Japanese, b. 1971)
Two Mt. Fuji
Archival pigment print, 
10 1/2 x 16 1/8 in / 26.7 x 40.7 cm
Edition of 5
© Takahiro Kenayama
Courtesy, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA, New York

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MY headshot2Miyako Yoshinaga
Miyako Yoshinaga began her career as a curatorial assistant at the Asian Art Department at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York. She has curated and organized numerous exhibitions at her gallery as well as other institutions and has engaged in writing and translating contemporary art, appraising collections, arranging museum acquisitions for artists, and art consulting for both private and corporate clients. Founded in 1999, her gallery has flourished as a premier showcase to promote underrepresented international artists and continues to be at the forefront of advocating Asian photography. Her gallery represents Emi Anrakuji, Hitoshi Fugo. Mikiko Hara, Yojiro Imasaka, Ken Ohara, and Hai Zhang, and it closely works with Joo Myung Duck, Kazuo Kitai, and the estate of Issei Suda. Miyako attended Keio University in Tokyo and Museum Studies Program at New York University.

JS headshotModerator: Jennifer Stoots, AAA
Jennifer L. Stoots, AAA, has been working in the museum and gallery industry for 29 years, in the photography marketplace for 25 years, and has been appraising documentary & ?ne art photographs, photographic archives, and contemporary art for over 20 years. In addition to her art appraisal work, she lectures on the economic history of ?ne art & the photography market and participates in public presentations centered around legacy and estate planning strategies for artists & photographers. She has written articles about the process and methodologies of appraisal valuations, as relates to photographs and photographic archives, and is currently engaged in research related to arts patronage and the (extraordinary) bene?ts of integrated arts education. Stoots is a photo historian with an ongoing series dedicated to photography history on social media (Instagram call sign: stoots.jennifer).  
Stoots received her Master’s degree in the History of Art & Design from Pratt Institute (2013) and her Bachelor’s in Art History from the University of Oregon (1994). She acquired her appraising credentials in 2002 from NYU’s Appraisal Studies Program for Fine and Decorative Arts and is a Certi?ed Member of the Appraisers Association of America (AAA). 

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