Michio Nakagawa

Michio Nakagawa, photographer

1952 Born in Osaka
1967 Family moved to Zushi City, Kanagawa Prefecture.
1969 Met Takuma Nakahira, a notable photographer also living in Zushi at that time.
1974 Graduated from Tokyo College of Photography.
While working as an assistant to Takuma Nakahira, Nakagawa came into close contact with other influential people including philosopher Koji Taki, photographer Daido Moriyama and photographer Yutaka Takanashi through PROVOKE, a coterie magazine.
Took charge of the Urban section of Asahi Journal.
1976 Traveled through Europe and the Middle East to deepen his knowledge of cities, architecture and art.
Since then, Mr. Nakagawa has taken cities, architecture, culture and human life as the main focus of his life time work. He has traveled in Japan and also through numerous countries in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, presenting his photography and essays in the form of photography collection books, exhibitions and magazines.

<Photo collection books>
Shanghai Memorandum (Bijutsu Shuppan-sha, 1988)
Design of Chinese Gardens (co-authored, INAX 1995)
Alexandria (text by Natsuki Ikezawa, Iwanami Shoten, 2006)
Shanghai 1979 – 2009 (Iwanami Shoten, 2010)

<Award:>
First Prize of the Society of Photography, 1989 (also nominated for the Kimura Ihei Photo Award)

<Exhibitions>
1975 SHINJUKU: The Phenomenal City (photography section of MOMA,NY)
1978 From Post War Black Markets to Redevelopment (Minolta Photo Space, Tokyo)
1985 Shanghai Stories (Ginza Nikon Salon)
1988 Shanghai Stories 2 (Shinjuku Nikon Salon)
1989 Shanghai, a Gregarious City (Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo)
1994 Alexandria: To a City of Mirrors (Ginza Nikon Salon)
2016 Isle: Ireland Memorandum (Tir na nog Gallery, Tokyo)

<Lectures and cooperative works>
2003 Cooperation in Nakahira Takuma exhibition, Degree Zero (Yokohama Museum of Art)
2013 Lecture: Akihiko Okamura from a photographer’s perspective (University of Shizuoka)
2014 Cooperation in Akihiko Okamura exhibition, All about life and death (Tokyo Photographic Art Museum)
2015 Lecture: Cities are media (Japan Institute of Architects)
2015 – 2016 Series of lectures for workshops and panorama walks at Setagaya Museum

 

 

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