A photograph from Masato Seto’s series “Picnic” (2004).

“Gazing at the Contemporary World: Japanese Photography from the 1970s to the Present” will be on view at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center’s George J. Doizaki Gallery starting this weekend.

This new traveling exhibition of the Japan Foundation curated by Rei Masuda, curator at the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, is an overview of the diverse photographic expression that has emerged in Japan since the 1970s. In its final form, the exhibition includes 76 photographs by 23 photographers.

Part 1 runs from Saturday, June 23, to Sunday, July 29; Part 2 from Saturday, Aug. 25, to Sunday, Sept. 16. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Friday, 12 to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Mondays and holidays.

The JACCC is located at 244 S. San Pedro St. in Little Tokyo. Admission is free. For more information, call (213) 628-2725.

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