Kazuo Kitai: Students, Workers, Villagers 1964-1978

With a quietly eloquent personal style, Kazuo Kitai (b. 1944) has chronicled a half-century of Japan's shifting social landscapes. His work defined a new standard for documentary photography. This exhibition features Kitai's own selection of 28 images from six different series cre
, 'Demonstration, Yokosuka, Kanagawa (Resistance series),' 1964, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

Demonstration, Yokosuka, Kanagawa (Resistance series), 1964

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery
, 'Crane, Kobe (Kobe Dockers Series),' 1965, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

Crane, Kobe (Kobe Dockers Series), 1965

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery
, 'Toilet Paper, Nihon University, College of Art (Barricade series),' 1968, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

Toilet Paper, Nihon University, College of Art (Barricade series), 1968

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery
, 'Women Facing the Police on a Hilltop, Narita, Chiba (Sanrizka series),' 1971, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

Women Facing the Police on a Hilltop, Narita, Chiba (Sanrizka series), 1971

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery
, 'Utility Pole, Ishigakijima, Okinawa (Somehow Familiar Places series),' 1971, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

Utility Pole, Ishigakijima, Okinawa (Somehow Familiar Places series), 1971

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery
, 'Errand, Muroto, Shikoku (Somehow Familiar Places series),' 1972, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

Errand, Muroto, Shikoku (Somehow Familiar Places series), 1972

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery
, 'Magoroku Onsen, Akita (To the Villages series),' 1973, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

Magoroku Onsen, Akita (To the Villages series), 1973

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery
, 'Train to Akita, Yokote, Akita (To the Villages series),' 1974, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

Train to Akita, Yokote, Akita (To the Villages series), 1974

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery
, 'Mask, Ishimaki, Miyagi (To the Villages series),' 1974, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

Mask, Ishimaki, Miyagi (To the Villages series), 1974

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery
, 'Riot Squad, Yokosuka (Resistance series),' 1964, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

Riot Squad, Yokosuka (Resistance series), 1964

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery
, 'Coat Hanger, Nihon University College of Art (Barricade series),' 1968, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

Coat Hanger, Nihon University College of Art (Barricade series), 1968

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery
, 'Children's Resistance Corps, Narita, Chiba (Sanrizuka series),' 1970, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

Children's Resistance Corps, Narita, Chiba (Sanrizuka series), 1970

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery
, 'Construction Trucks Arrive, Narita, Chiba (Sanrizuka series),' 1971, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

Construction Trucks Arrive, Narita, Chiba (Sanrizuka series), 1971

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery
, 'Utility Pole, Tsugaru (Somehow Familiar Places series),' 1972, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

Utility Pole, Tsugaru (Somehow Familiar Places series), 1972

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery
, 'Mountain Pass, Shimoguri, Nagano (Somehow Familiar Places series),' 1973, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

Mountain Pass, Shimoguri, Nagano (Somehow Familiar Places series), 1973

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery
, 'Rural Path, Kume, Okayama (To the Villages series),' 1974, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

Rural Path, Kume, Okayama (To the Villages series), 1974

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery
, 'Ferryboat, Itakura, Gunma (To the Villages series),' 1974, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

Ferryboat, Itakura, Gunma (To the Villages series), 1974

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery
, 'Riot Squad, Haneda, Tokyo (Resistance series),' 1965, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

Riot Squad, Haneda, Tokyo (Resistance series), 1965

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery
, 'Umbrella, Nihon University, College of Art (Barricade series),' 1968, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

Umbrella, Nihon University, College of Art (Barricade series), 1968

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery
, 'Forcible Eviction, Narita, Chiba (Sanrizuka series),' 1971, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

Forcible Eviction, Narita, Chiba (Sanrizuka series), 1971

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery
, 'Farm House, Shimokita (Somehow Familiar Places series),' 1970, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

Farm House, Shimokita (Somehow Familiar Places series), 1970

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery
, 'Children of the Long House, Hirado, Nagasaki (Somehow Familiar Places series),' 1972, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

Children of the Long House, Hirado, Nagasaki (Somehow Familiar Places series), 1972

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery
, 'After Harvest, Sawauchi, Iwate (To the Villages series),' 1973, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

After Harvest, Sawauchi, Iwate (To the Villages series), 1973

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery
, 'Wedding Day, Kume village, Okayama (To the Villages series),' 1974, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

Wedding Day, Kume village, Okayama (To the Villages series), 1974

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery
, 'Obon, Kume, Okayama (To the Villages series),' 1974, MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Kazuo Kitai

Obon, Kume, Okayama (To the Villages series), 1974

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA

Contact Gallery