July 2022 Exhibition: Oyako Shashin Matsuri

July 2022 Exhibition: Oyako Shashin Matsuri
July 2 to August 5, 2022

People of tundra / © Yulia Nevskaya

In commemoration of OYAKO Day, which is on the 4th Sunday of July, this month's exhibition focuses on the relationships between parents and children. Pictures in the show were taken by the following photographers in countries throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, South America, and North America.

Farhana Akther (Bangladesh)
Daniela Rivera Antara (Peru)
Jamie Brisick (USA)
Hideo Fukuda (Japan)
Robert Gerhardt (USA)
Arshad Ghori (Pakistan)
Mark Edward Harris (USA)
Eikoh Hosoe (Japan)
Asmara Hussain (Pakistan)
Iqbal Khatri (Pakistan)
Kenichi Komatsu (Japan)
Maiko Kuzutani (Japan)
Yulia Nevskaya (Russia)
Chujo Nozumu (Japan)
Bruce Osborn (USA)
Ryo Shimizu (Japan)
Ann Summa (USA)
Kaori Suzuki (Japan)
Anne-Francoise Tasnier (Belgium)
Krutik Thakur (India)
Lisa Vogt (Japan)

June 2022 Exhibition: Rainbows- Day and Night

June 2022 Exhibition: Rainbows- Day and Night
Photo Exhibition by Junji Takasago
June 4 to July 1, 2022

What is it about witnessing a rainbow that makes us feel so special?
Seeing one always evokes a sense of delight. They are natural phenomenon
that occurs when raindrops act as a prism and divide the sunlight into
seven colors. Hawaii is known as the “Rainbow State” due to their
frequent sightings. If you're lucky, you might catch a rare rainbow that
is only visible by the light of the moon. Observing one in a pitch-dark
sky is breathtaking and something that the Hawaiians have considered to
be a great blessing since ancient times. Regardless of whether they are
seen in the day or night, rainbows are a present from nature,
symbolically bridging our differences and reminding us of the beauty
that exists in the world. With war in Ukraine and many other troubling
things happening around the world, we should take time to appreciate a
rainbow’s magnificence and think of what we can do for peace.

May 2022 Exhibition: From Hell to Hollywood and Beyond

May 2022 Exhibition: From Hell to Hollywood and Beyond
Nick Ut’s Photo Exhibition
May 7 to June 3, 2022

While still in his teens, Nick Ut had already decided that he was going to be a photojournalist like his brother who worked for the Associated Press. Nick was heartbroken when his brother died taking photos during the Vietnam War, but it didn’t stop him from pursuing his dream. At 16, Nick got a job working in AP's darkroom at their Saigon office. Processing the films of Horst Faas, Eddie Adams, Henri Huet, and the other noted photojournalists was a great learning experience and in less than a year, Nick was also photographing for AP.

April 2022 Exhibition: International Women in Photo Award 2022

April 2022 Exhibition: International Women in Photo Award 2022
April 4 - May 6, 2022

© Scattered Memories of a Distorted Future Maryam Firuzi (Iran)

The International Women in Photo Association (IWPA) addresses issues of gender equality in and through photography, aiming to promote women's voices by providing visibility to female photographers and the stories they have to tell.
Running from September 1st to October 31st, 2021, the Open Call for the 6th edition of the IWPA Award 2022 reached a final count of over 750 submissions from a record number of 95 countries, representing all continents. With a considerable increase of submissions from Asia, Africa and the Middle-East, IWPA made an important step towards the promotion of women visual storytellers of all origins while sharing with global audiences diverse stories about the realities of men and women of our planet.
An international jury of eminent personalities of the world of photography awarded 11 artists. IWPA is pleased to present the best female talents of the IWPA Award 2022.

March 2022 Exhibition: Futurist: Syd Mead Retrospective 2022

March 2022 Exhibition: Futurist: Syd Mead Retrospective 2022
Curator: Hiroshi Matsui
March 7 - April 1, 2022

Pebble Beach / ©︎ Syd Mead Inc.

More than half a century ago, Syd Mead began depicting the next generation of concept cars in the futuristic settings that he imagined they would exist. His works went on to include not only industrial design for automobiles and other vehicles, also theme parks, urban planning, NASA projects, and more than 50 movies including “Star Trek” (1979) and “ Blade Runner” (1982). His creations encompass a wide variety of themes about a modern society living in harmony with nature. As we face the current pandemic, environmental issues, and global relations, I hope that Syd Mead's vision will server as an inspiration for what is possible.

Bruce Osborn / FCCJ Exhibition Chair



February 2022 Exhibition: Painting by Hitoshi Motojuku

February 2022 Exhibition: Painting by Hitoshi Motojuku
Organized by Art Producer Kumiko Matsuoka (LARIS)
Feb. 7 - March 4, 2022

Hitoshi Motojuku is better known for his work as the Director-General of the Liberal Democratic Party Headquarters than his paintings, however art has always been an important part of his life. Mr. Motojuku's interests in painting started when his father first gave him set of playing cards featuring the beautiful landscapes of Gunma prefecture. Following the end of WWII, money was scarce, but the home was always filled with laughter and happy to help each other. Deep in his heart, those feeling are always there. Whenever Mr,Motojuku returns his home, he remembers those happy days and finds himself picking up a painting brush. For Mr. Motojuku, the hometown is always close to his heart and is he grateful for its mountains and rivers.

Bruce Osborn / FCCJ Exhibition Chair

January 2022 Exhibition: Year of the Tiger

January 2022 Exhibition: Year of the Tiger
Group Exhibition*
January 8 - February 4, 2022

picture by Satoshi Otera

Welcome to the Year of the Tiger
As the cow exits, the big cat enters and is growling to get things rolling.  The 3rd animal in the 12-year cycle, the tiger is regarded as the king among the beasts and a symbol of strength.  The 2022 is the year of the Water Tiger and is known for its passion for doing everything on a grand scale.  This year will be a good time to get started on new projects and challenges.

Hajime Anzai
Hiroshi Sunto
Jimmy Park
Kozo Chiba
Leeanne Splatt
Lewie JPD
Lou Beach
Mick Haggerty
Mika Osborn
Miss Voo
Naoki Mitsue
Niya Niya Studio
Satoshi Otera
Shigenari Onishi
Yu O

Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous New Year !

Bruce Osborn / FCCJ Exhibition Chair

December 2021 Exhibition: Women in Transition; 20 years ago in Afghanistan

December 2021 Exhibition: Women in Transition; 20 years ago in Afghanistan by Androniki Christodoulou
December 4 - January 7, 2022

I visited Afghanistan approximately 20 years ago, during the "War on Terror" following the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center. Most of the news from there was about the war, however I was asked to photograph a school in Herat funded by Greek government.

My first impression upon arrival in Kabul felt like I had traveled 200 years back in time. The city was still functioning despite having bombed out buildings standing next to ones that were open for business and streets bustling with an array of horse drawn carts and cars. Despite the conflict in the country, the Afghani people were doing their best to carry on with their daily lives. It was such a visual place to photograph with stoic bearded men with ready smiles and women in blue burqas, several of whom I found out wore makeup and in colorful dresses underneath.