Patrick Noonan is Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature and Culture at Northwestern University. He has published on the Japanese New Wave filmmaker Yoshida Kiju and has translated work by Yoshida and the documentary filmmaker Hara Kazuo. His current book project examines the theorization and representation of subjectivity in literary and visual media in 1960s Japan.
Whither Politics? Photography and Protest in the “Provoke Era”
When the photography exhibit Provoke: Photography in Japan between Protest and Performance, 1960-1975 began its tour of Europe and the United States in January of 2016, its relevance to the contemporary moment was unclear.