Kyoto's Kahitsukan Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art is holding an exhibit of French photographer Willy Ronis's works until later this month.
Ronis, who died in 2009 at 99, originally aspired to be a composer, but abandonned that dream at age 22. From then on he followed in the footsteps of his father, who was s a photographer.
He was enormously successful: in 1957, he was awarded the Venice Biennale its Gold Medal; in 1979, he was given the Awards Grand prix national des Arts et des Lettres pour la Photographie.
The Museum is a short walk from Shijo - Kawabata, or the Shijo Keihan Train Station in Gion.
Walking towards Yasaka Shrine, from the Kamo River on Shijo Dori, it is on the left just beyond Hanamikoji Dori.
October 6 - November 25
10:00 - 6:00 pm (last entry 5:30 pm, closed Mondays)
Adults: 1,000 yen, students: 800 yen
Telephone: 075 525 1311
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