Tokyo Photo Night: Shigeichi Nagano on Feb. 5

Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2003 (6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.).

An invitation to the Tokyo photo community and friends!

The next viewing of the Tokyo Photo Night series will be held on Wednesday,
February 5, from 6:30 p.m. at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in
Yurakucho. This time TPN is pleased to be showing the work of:

Shigeichi Nagano
A Chronicle of Japan: A Life in Photography

For over fifty years veteran photographer Shigeichi Nagano has documented
Japan from the postwar era, to the rise of the industrial age, to the
digital dependent culture of today. Along the way his style of
photojournalism has provided a human portrait of a land in transition by
combining both visual and narrative elements.

>From an early stint in the late 1940s on the editorial staff of the Sun
News Weekly in which he worked alongside Ihei Kimura, and through the early
1950s as a staff photographer for the Iwanami Library of Photography,
Nagano traveled all over Japan documenting the changing times of his
country. In 1954 he turned freelance and in the decades to follow earned a
reputation as one of Japan’s top photojournalists, producing photo essays
and documentary films.

To this day Nagano remains actively involved in photography at the age of
77. He is the recipient of numerous awards including: Camera Arts Award and
Artist Award, Japan Photo Critics Association, 1960; Ina Nobuo Award, 1986;
Award of the Year, Photographic Society of Japan, 1991; Award of the Year,
Photographic Society of Japan, 1995. His works are held in the permanent
collections of Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, the George Eastman
House and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. He has also published numerous
books including: Japan’s Dream Age, 1978; A Chronicle of Japan, 2000; and
Distant Gaze, 2001.

This event is open to the public, you do not have to be a member of the
FCCJ to attend.


– Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2003.

– Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

– Where: The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Yurakucho

– Admission: FREE and open to the public.

– Food & drink: if you like, an optional buffet service will be available
for \1575 (tax included). RESERVATIONS FOR THE BUFFET MUST BE MADE prior to
the show date by calling the FCCJ at 03-3211-3161. Drinks can be purchased
at the bar.


The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan is located on the 20th Floor of
the Yurakucho Denki North Building. It is a two minute walk from the
following stations:

– Hibiya Station
– Ginza Station
– Yurakucho Station

Parking is also available in the basement of the Yurakucho Denki Building
(at half price if the parking stub is stamped by the FCCJ reception desk).


The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan
Yurakucho Denki North Bldg. 20F
Yurakucho 1-7-1 Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 100-0006
tel: 03-3211-3161
fax: 03-3211-3168


Check out the Tokyo Photo Night WEBSITE.

Here you can view a sample of Shigeichi Nagano’s work, get a map &
directions to this month’s location, as well as see the works of previous
Tokyo Photo Night photographers. This website is bilingual .


Produced by Torin Boyd