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 her first photobook titled "TOKYO" was published in 2012. The series was published in the Japanese leading camera magazines, "Asahi Camera" and "Nippon Camera". And in 2014, her second photobook titled "IBIZA" was published, 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 : Windows into the Virtual  (juried group exhibition), Feb.16-24 

Millepiani, Rome, Italy : Post-Industrialism  (juried group exhibition), Jan.28-Feb.5 

Current Exhibitions

Millepiani, Rome, Italy : The Man and The Machine (juried group exhibition), 

Nov.27-Dec.3 during Nov.10-Dec.3 

The places that carry the above photobooks


Sokyusya Gallery 

Shinshin Bldg. 3F, 1-3-5, Shinjuku,

Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0022, Japan 

Tel: +81-3-3358-3974


Park Life Store and Gallery 

220 Clement Street, San Francisco, CA 94118

Kunstkiosk im Helmhaus 

Limmatquai 31, CH-8001, Zurich



Millepiani, Rome, Italy : The Man and The Machine (juried group exhibition), 2020

PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary : Motion (juried group exhibition), 2020

KromArt Gallery , Rome, Italy : The Art of Photography   (juried group exhibition hosted by PH21 Gallery), 2020

Black Box Gallery, Portland, USA : Dynamic: Shadow and Light (juried group exhibition), 2020

Black Box Gallery, Portland, USA : Vision: Black and White (juried group exhibition, online annex), 2020

Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, USA : The Shadow Aspect (juried group exhibition), 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



Honorable Mention, New York Center for Photographic ArtStreet Photography Competition, 2020

Honorable Mention, 15th Pollux Awards, Non-Professional SectionStreet Photography Category (Single), 2020 

Honorable Mention, MonoVisions Photography Awards, Street Photography Category (Series), 2020

Finalist, Passepartout Photography Prize, 2020



IBIZA (photobook), Sokyusha, Japan, 2014

TOKYO (photobook), Sokyusha, Japan, 2012

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

Asahi Camera : Tokyo (magazine), Japan, 2008

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