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Osamu James Nakagawa

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Interview with Osamu James Nakagawa by Myumi Ware


Bio: Osamu James Nakagawa was born in New York City; raised in Tokyo, Japan and returned to Houston, Texas at the age of 15. He received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Houston in 1993 He is the Ruth N. Halls Professor of Art at Indiana University and a recipient of the 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship and 2010 Higashikawa Award: New Photographer of the Year, and 2015 Sagamihara Photographer of the Year in Japan. Nakagawa's work is shown internationally and his monograph GAMA Caves was published by Aka Aka Art Publishing in January 2014.

His recent work, BANTA and GAMA series was shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; 2012 Les Rencontre D’ Arles, France; Fries Museum, Netherlands; Nikon Salon, Tokyo; and others. Nakagawa’s work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; George Eastman Museum; Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Sakima Art Museum, Okinawa; The Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; and others.