Month of Photography, Tokyo 2006

The annual Month of Photography, Tokyo will be held during May and June 2006. Besides the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, many photo galleries in Tokyo will hold a diverse array of photo exhibitions.

The main exhibitions will feature photos from provincial cities which hold photo festivals such as Higashikawa in Hokkaido, Shunan in Yamaguchi, Sakata in Yamagata Pref., and Sagamihara in Kanagawa. Also, Vietnamese photographers will also be featured for the Asian photographers exhibition.

Highlights are as follows:

Photo Culture in the Provincial Cities
Photos by overseas photographers in the collection of Higashikawa, Hokkaido.
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (3rd floor)
June 1-18, 10:00-18:00 (till 20:00 on Thu. & Fri.), closed Mon.
Sample photos: http://www.psj.or.jp/gekkan/schedule/kikaku2006-1.html

Asian Photographers 2006, Vietnam
Photos by various photographers in Vietnam.

Hanoi Emotion
Konica-Minolta Plaza
May 19-29
Sample photos: http://www.psj.or.jp/gekkan/schedule/kikaku2006-2.html

Image and Shadow
Canon Gallery Ginza
May 29-June 3
Sample photos: http://www.psj.or.jp/gekkan/schedule/kikaku2006-2.html

Olympus Gallery
June 1-7
Sample photos: http://www.psj.or.jp/gekkan/schedule/kikaku2006-2.html

Portrait Gallery
May 30-June 18
Sample photos: http://www.psj.or.jp/gekkan/schedule/kikaku2006-2.html

Vietnamese Women Photographers
Aidem Photo Gallery – Sirius
June 1-7
Sample photos: http://www.psj.or.jp/gekkan/schedule/kikaku2006-2.html

Day of Photography Exhibition
Shinjuku Park Tower Atrium (not at Ebisu Garden Place)
May 31-June 8, 10:30-18:00, (till 17:00 on last day)
http://www.psj.or.jp/gekkan/schedule/contest2006/index.html

1000-Person Photo Exhibition
Featuring photos submitted by 1,000 people.
Shinjuku Park Tower Atrium (not at Ebisu Garden Place)
May 26-29, 10:30-18:00, (till 17:00 on last day)
http://www.psj.or.jp/gekkan/schedule/1000/1000nin06.html

Photographic Society of Japan Award-Winning Works
Featuring winning works of PSJ’s annual photo awards.
Ginza Fuji Photo Salon
June 2-8, 10:00-20:00, (till 14:00 on last day)

For phone numbers, addresses, and directions to the galleries, see PhotoSpaces at http://photojpn.org/dir/listings.php?cmd=viewlistB&cid=41

Detailed schedule (in Japanese) provided at the PSJ site:
http://www.psj.or.jp/gekkan/schedule/index2006.html

Organized by the Photographic Society of Japan (Nihon Shashin Kyokai) with the cooperation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. Tel: (03) 5276-3585