Month of Photography, Tokyo 2005

The annual Month of Photography, Tokyo will be held during May and June 2005. Besides the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, major photo galleries in Tokyo will hold a diverse array of photo exhibitions.

This year, there won’t be the exhibition by women photographers. Also, the 1000-Person Exhibition will take place at the Shinjuku Park Tower Atrium (where the women’s exhibition was) instead of the Ebisu Garden Place.

The main exhibitions will feature vintage photos and photos by photographers in Uzbekistan.

Highlights are as follows:

10th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition[How Photography Changed People’s Viewpoint, 2. Creation]
Vintage photos from the 19th century to the 1930s.
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (2nd floor)
May 28-July 18, 10:00-18:00 (till 20:00 on Thu. & Fri.), closed Mon.
Sample photos:

Asian Photographers 2005, Republic of Uzbekistan
Photos by various photographers in Uzbekistan.

The elegance of light and shadow
Canon Gallery Ginza
May 30-June 4
Sample photos:

Olympus Gallery
June 9-15
Sample photos:

Water is life
Pentax Forum
May 27-June 2
Sample photos:

Aidem Photo Gallery
June 2-8
Sample photos:

Gallery Cosmos
May 24-June 6

Meiji, Taisho, and Showa Era Photos

Shinjuku Nikon Salon
May 31-June 6, 10:00-19:00 (till 16:00 on 7th)
Sample photos:

104 Albums
Konica Minolta Plaza, Shinjuku
May 21-30, 10:30-19:00 (till 15:00 on last day)
Sample photos:

Photographic Society of Japan Award-Winning Works
Featuring winning works of PSJ’s annual photo awards.
Ginza Fuji Photo Salon
May 27-June 2, 10:00-20:00, (till 14:00 on last day)
Sample photos:

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)

For phone numbers, addresses, and directions to the galleries, see PhotoSpaces at

Detailed schedule (in Japanese) provided at the PSJ site:

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

Canon Gallery Ginza opens

Canon has closed the old Canon Salon photo gallery and service center in Ginza and reopened on April 25, 2005 at a new location 2 blocks away nearer to Higashi Ginza. They now have a new place called Canon Plaza Ginza.

It houses the new Canon Gallery Ginza, Canon Digital House Ginza, and the newly-named Canon Service Center Ginza (2nd floor). It includes a product showroom which occupies most of the new space.

It’s open from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Near Ginza subway station, exit A12 or Higashi-Ginza Station, exit A8.

Month of Photography, Osaka 2004

The annual Month of Photography, Osaka will be held during late May and early June. Besides the 1000-Person Photo Exhibition, 150 photographers chosen by a public drawing will have wall space the size of a tatami mat (hitotsubo) at six galleries in Osaka.

Highlights are as follows:

Hitotsubo Exhibition by 150 Photographers
1. Osaka Nikon Salon, May 27-June 2
2. Osaka Canon Salon, May 27-June 2
3. Fuji Photo Salon Osaka, May 28-June 3
4. Space Sen (06-6364-8522), May 29-June 5
5. City Gallery (06-6316-6663), May 30-June 5
6. Visual Arts Gallery, May 30-June 5

1000-Person Photo Exhibition
Featuring photos submitted by 1,000 people.
Space Sen (06-6364-8522)
May 23-28

High School Photo Exhibition
Photos by high school students.
Miura Art Gallery (06-6316-6355)
May 30-June 5

Discussion about photo books produced in Kansai
Visual Arts Senmon Gakko, Arts Hall (06-6341-4407)
May 29, 13:00-17:00, admission 1,000 yen

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