Yasufumi Nakamori is an associate curator of photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where he focuses on art and photography made after 1900. Nakamori also teaches the history of modern and contemporary Japanese art and architecture at Rice University. As an expert on the interdisciplinary field of the photography, architecture and visual culture of tweintieth-century Japan, he has recently authored scholarly essays, including “Tange Kenzo’s Early Photographs and the Tradition Debate (dento ronso)” in Kenzo Tange: Architecture for the World (Lars Müller Publishers / Harvard Graduate School of Design 2012) and “Criticism of Expo ’70 in Print: Journals Ken, Dezain Hihyo, and Bijutsu Techo” in Josai University Review of Japanese Culture and Society, vol. 23, 2012 (a special issue on Expo '70 and Japanese Art). In 2011, Nakamori won an Alfred H. Barr Jr. award from the College Art Association for his publication Katsura: Picturing Modernism in Japanese Architecture, Photographs by Ishimoto Yasuhiro (MFAH in association with Yale University Press 2010).