Megumi Otsuka

 She was born in Ibaraki prefecture, Japan and moved to Tokyo in 2002. She started taking snapshots of the city of Tokyo with monochrome film around 2003 and published a photobook titled "TOKYO" in 2012. The series was published in the Japanese leading camera magazines, "Asahi Camera" and "Nippon Camera". She also published a photobook titled "IBIZA" in 2014, featuring monochrome photographs she took at clubs in Ibiza.  

 Whenever taking photos on the streets, She focuses on anticipating people's movements in a few seconds and capturing the decisive moments shaped by them. She also tries to reflect the inner states of people such as joy, enjoyment, sorrow, suffering and emptiness.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Millepiani, Rome, Italy : The Man and The Machine 

(juried group exhibition), Nov.27-Dec.3 during Nov.10-Dec.3 

Current Exhibitions

PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary : Motion

(juried group exhibition), Oct.22-Nov.14

KromArt Gallery , Rome, Italy : The Art of Photography   

(juried group exhibition hosted by PH21 Gallery), Oct.9-30


The places that carry the above photobooks

Sya-sya-sya(Online Only)

Sokyusya Gallery (Tokyo)

Shinshin Bldg. 3F, 1-3-5, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku,

Tokyo, 160-0022, Japan 

Tel: +81-3-3358-3974


Park Life Store and Gallery (San Francisco)

220 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

Kunstkiosk im Helmhaus (Zurich)

Limmatquai 31 

CH-8001 Zurich


Black Box Gallery, Portland, USA : Dynamic: Shadow and Light 

(juried group exhibition), October 2020

Black Box Gallery, Portland, USA : Vision: Black and White 

(juried group exhibition, online annex), August 2020

Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, USA : The Shadow Aspect 

(juried group exhibition), July 2020

Sokyusha Gallery, Tokyo, Japan : Untitled (solo exhibition), 2008

Café gallery huit, Tokyo, Japan : Time Doesn't Stop (solo exhibition), 2006

Café gallery huit, Tokyo, Japan : Untitled (solo exhibition), 2005

Golden-gai Kodoji, Tokyo, Japan: Tokyo (solo exhibition), 2005



New York Center for Photographic Art,

Honorable Mention in Street Photography Competition, 2020

The WorldWide Photography Gala Awards,

15th Pollux Non-Professional Section,

Honorable Mention in Street Photography Category (Single), 2020

MonoVisions Photography Awards, 

Honorable Mention in Street Photography Category (Series), 2020

Passepartout Photography Prize, Finalist, 2020



IBIZA (photobook), Sokyusha, Japan, 2014

TOKYO (photobook), Sokyusha, Japan, 2012

Nippon Camera : Tokyo (magazine), Japan, 2006, 2012

Asahi Camera : Tokyo (magazine), Japan, 2008

© 2020 by Megumi Otsuka PHOTOGRAPHY.

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