Month of Photography, Tokyo 2004

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

Highlights are as follows:

Japanese Documentary Photographers: The 1960s to the Present
Featuring well-known Japanese documentary photographers.
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (2nd floor)
May 15-June 3, 10:00-18:00 (till 20:00 on Thu. & Fri.), closed Mon.
Sample photos: http://www.psj.or.jp/gekkan/schedule/kikaku.htm

Asian Photographers 2004 Bangladesh
Photos of people and life in Bangladesh by various Bangladeshi photographers.
Shinjuku Nikon Salon
June 1-7, 10:00-19:00 (till 16:00 on 7th)

Konica Minolta Plaza, Shinjuku
May 22-31, 10:30-19:00 (till 15:00 on last day)

Aidem Photo Gallery Sirius
June 3-9, 10:00-18:00 (till 15:00 on last day)

Canon S Tower 2nd floor
Open Gallery
May 18- June 17, 10:00-17:30
Sample photos: http://www.psj.or.jp/gekkan/schedule/bangla.htm

Women-Only Photo Exhibition
Featuring women photographers.
Shinjuku Park Tower Atrium, Gallery 3
June 4-13, 10:30-18:00

Photographic Society of Japan Award-Winning Works
Featuring winning works of PSJ’s annual photo awards.
Ginza Fuji Photo Salon
May 28-June 3, 10:00-20:00, (till 14:00 on last day)
Sample photos: http://www.psj.or.jp/gekkan/schedule/kyoukai/index.html

1000-Person Photo Exhibition
Featuring photos submitted by 1,000 people.
Yebisu Garden Place
May 29-June 2, 10:30-18:00, (till 17:00 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/index.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

Minolta Photo Space in Tokyo closes–>Konica Minolta Plaza

Minolta Photo Space in Shinjuku, Tokyo has closed on Aug. 12, 2003 due to the merging of Minolta and Konica.

The gallery was within Minolta’s camera repair center and product showroom (Minolta Photo Plaza Tokyo). The gallery will be absorbed by nearby Konica Plaza which will be renamed “Konica Minolta Plaza.”

In mid-Sept., Minolta’s repair center and product showroom will be renamed “Konica Minolta Photo Square” and will move to the 5th floor of the same building (Kawase Bldg.) in Shinjuku.

Canon Salon S opens in Shinagawa

In May, Canon Sales, Co. moved its HQ from Makuhari (Chiba) to its new skyscraper called Canon S Tower near JR Shinagawa Station.

The Canon Wonderland photo gallery in Makuhari has closed and reopened in Shinagawa as Canon Salon S.

Address and directions here:

108-8011東京都港区港南2-16-6
Canon S Tower, 1st floor
Konan 2-16-6
108-8011

Phone: (03) 6719-9111

10:00-17:30, closed Sun., national holidays

Canon’s new photo gallery opened in May 2003 when Canon Sales, Co. moved its headquarters from Makuhari, Chiba to the Canon S Tower, their new sales HQ in Shinagawa. The gallery is large, with 58 movable panels 1.2 meters wide. Free admission. On the 2nd floor, there is a nice Canon product showroom.

8-min. walk from JR Shinagawa Station, south exit. Walk on the elevated “Sky Way” pedestrian overpass.
Map: http://www.canon-sales.co.jp/s-tower/access/map/images/big-map.gif

Month of Photography, Tokyo 2003

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

Highlights are as follows:

Challenge of Artists in Their 20s: IN & OUT
Featuring young Japanese and Korean photographers.
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (2nd floor)
May 30-June 15, 10:00-18:00 (till 20:00 on Thu. & Fri.), closed Mon.
Sample photos: http://www.psj.or.jp/nikkan.html

Challenge of Artists in Their 20s: IN & OUT
Featuring young Korean college student photographers in Japan.
Shinjuku Nikon Salon
June 10-16, 10:00-19:00 (till 16:00 on 16th)
Sample photos: http://www.psj.or.jp/inout.html

Challenge of Artists in Their 20s: IN & OUT
Featuring young Korean college student photographers in Japan.
Shinjuku Konica Plaza, Gallery C
June 10-17, 10:30-19:00 (till 15:00 on 17th)

Women-Only Photo Exhibition
Featuring women photographers.
Shinjuku Park Tower Atrium, Gallery 3
May 29-June 15, 10:30-18:00, Awards ceremony on May 31, 13:00
Sample photos: http://www.psj.or.jp/woman.html

Photographic Society of Japan Award-Winning Works
Featuring winning works of PSJ’s annual photo awards. Winners include Brazilian Sebastiao Salgado, Etsuro Ishihara (Zeit Photo Salon), Guardian Garden, and Naoya Hatakeyama.
Ginza Fuji Photo Salon
May 30-June 5, 10:00-20:00, (till 14:00 on 5th)

1000-Person Photo Exhibition
Featuring photos submitted by 1,000 people.
Yebisu Garden Place
May 30-June 1, 10:00-20:00, (till 18:00 on 1st)

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.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

PhotoGuide Japan in PhotoStage magazine, May-June 2003

The current issue (May-June 2003) of PhotoStage magazine features a two-page article about PhotoGuide Japan and yours truly. The interview is in Japanese. It explains why I started the Web site and other details.

This is a free magazine distributed at photo galleries in Tokyo such as the Nikon Salon in Ginza and Shinjuku. It provides photo exhibition schedules for photo galleries in the Tokyo area (including Yokohama and Kawasaki).

How to hold an art exhibition in Tokyo

Here is an interesting and informative article giving advice on how to hold an art exhibition in Tokyo. By Tokyo art critic Monty DiPietro (at AssemblyLanguage.com) who even writes, “Forget it!” was the response I got from most of the Tokyo-based artists, and gallery and museum people I queried on how a North American might arrange a Tokyo exhibition.”

http://www.assemblylanguage.com/text/Artinjapan.html

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