Photo Imaging Expo 2005 in Tokyo

On March 17-20, 2005, the new, gigantic Photo Imaging Expo (PIE 2005) will be held at Tokyo Big Sight.

Up to 2004, there was the Photo Expo for small-format cameras and accessories, International Professional Photo Fair (IPPF) featuring large-format and professional equipment, and the Lab System Show for minilabs all held on different dates. Well, from next year 2005, these three trade shows will be combined into one big show called the Photo Imaging Expo.

There will be 1,000 booths by 200 companies. It will be Asia’s largest photo trade show. About 100,000 people are expected to attend (admission 1,000 yen).

English Web site:
The Web site includes information (including rates) on having a booth at the show.

At last, we can check out both 35mm cameras and large-format cameras on the same day under the same roof.

Very good!

Photo City Sagamihara symposium, Oct. 17, 2004

As part of their 50th anniversary of the city’s founding, Sagamihara in Kanagawa will hold their annual photo festival in Oct. 2004.

One highlight will be a symposium on Oct. 17, 2004 at 2 pm featuring TBS TV news anchorman Tetsuya Tsukuji who will give a photography-related talk. He will be followed by a panel discussion at 4 pm by three panelists. The venue will be Ajisai Kaikan Hall near JR Sagamihara Station (South Exit) on the Yokohama Line.

More info, call in Japanese: (042) 769-8202

Web site:

Newly designed home page!

As you may have already seen, our home or top page (index.html) has been completely redesigned. I did it from the ground up with CSS style sheets without using any tables for the layout. (If you’re not a Webmaster or Web designer, you can ignore this geek speak.)

It’s a very simple design with good visual impact. Just what I wanted. Due to the larger background image, this “billboard look” takes only slightly longer to download than my old “stripe look” design. I think it’s worth it. And it’s much more fun now to change the cover photo. I have a lot of pictures that would look great when shown that big.

CSS is definitely the way to go for Web page design and layout.

Tokyo Photo Night – July 5, 2004

Next Tokyo Photo Night

An invitation to the Tokyo photo community and friends!

Date: Monday, July 5, 2004 (7:30 p.m.)

Tokyo Photo Night is a community slide show event that features top photographic talent from Japan and abroad. The next showing will feature:

Philip Jones Griffiths (Magnum Photos):
“A Dark Odyssey”

Born in Rhuddlan, Wales, Jones Griffiths began his career as a stringer for the Manchester Guardian while studying pharmacy in Liverpool. In 1961 he became a full time freelancer for the London Observer, and in the following year covered the Algerian War based out of Central Africa. From there he moved onto Asia where he photographed Vietnam from 1966 to 1968, and again in 1970. In 1971 he published the book Vietnam Inc. which sold out in a few weeks. This was instrumental in bringing about public awareness against the Vietnam War.

In 1967 Jones Griffiths joined the legendary photo agency Magnum, becoming a full member in 1971. In 1973 he photographed the Yom Kippur War, then Cambodia from 1973-75. In 1977 he based himself out of Thailand enabling him to cover all of Asia. From 1980, Griffiths moved to New York and became president of Magnum, a title he held for five years.

A master of the documentary, his photographs have appeared in every major magazine the world over. His stories, often self assigned have taken him to over 120 countries with more recent projects including; the effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam, Arsenic Water poisoning of Fallon, Nevada, and anti-war sentiment against the US Iraq War. He is also a filmmaker and has completed documentaries for the BBC. His most recent book “Dark Odyssey”, published by Aperture, features a lifetime of work that clearly illustrates his concern for humanity. Griffiths will be showing photographs from this book as well works from other recent projects.

I hope you can attend!

Date & Time:

– Monday, July 5, 2004

– Show starts promptly at 7:30 p.m.
Liberty Tower, 7th floor, room #1076.

Prior to the start of the show, food or beverages will be available at the Shikon Lounge from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on the 23rd floor of the Liberty Tower (same building).

– This event is free and open to the public.


Meiji University (in Ochanomizu)
Liberty Tower, room #1076 (7th floor).
Kanda Surugadai 1-1
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo


– JR & Marunouchi Lines from Ochanomizu Station: (4 mins): from the Ochanomizu Exit of JR Ochanomizu Station, walk 4 minutes down the slope of Meidai Dori with the canal at your back. The Meiji University Liberty Tower will be a tall building on your right.

-Chiyoda Line from Shin Ochanomizu (5 mins): from Exit B1, turn left, take a short walk along the JR line until you reach the main Ochanomizu intersection in front of JR Ochanomizu Station. Turn right onto Meidai Dori, walk 4 minutes down the slope of Meidai Dori with the canal at your back. The Meiji University Liberty Tower will be a tall building on your right.

– You can also see a map on the Tokyo Photo Night website.

Tokyo Photo Night Website:

Check out the Tokyo Photo Night WEBSITE!

Here you can view a sample of Jones Griffiths’ work, get a map to the event, and view past Tokyo Photo Night photographers.


Produced by: Torin Boyd

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