Roberta Carasso has written an interesting review of two exhibits in Southern California. She compares the differences of communicating information in Japan with woodblock prints between 1600-1868 to contemporary photojournalism.
San Diego Museum of Art exhibits Dreams and Diversions through June 5th. The woodblock prints are elaborate and masterful. The prints from this era found their way to Europe and were inspiration for artists such as Van Gogh and Monet.
Wide Angle View, at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art is on exhibit through March 26, 2011. Curating the images for the show was a difficult task. Choosing from thousands of images of sixteen international award-winning photojournalists and multimedia journalists took months of non-stop work. Don’t miss some of the most iconic news images you will ever see.