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Friday, 13th May 2011
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Spotlight on amateurs in photo show

A new exhibition coming to the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography will provide a chance to see how contemporary Japan is captured by the country's best professional and amateur photographers.

The Japan Professional Photographers Society is putting on this annual display from May 21st to June 5th, which includes shots from some of its 1,800 members.

Furthermore, there will be 303 photographs taken by members of the public on display, following a national competition, which saw over 7,400 entries.

The topics explored range from children's sports events to scenes of nature and wildlife, such as waves crashing on the coastline.

Also included in the display will be the winners of the Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Minister's Awards.

Following the Tokyo display, the exhibition will go on a national tour, stopping at Nagoya (July 7th to 10th), Kyoto (August 9th to 14th) and Hiroshima (August 30th to September 4th).

Written by Kimberley Homer