OSAMU JAMES NAKAGAWA, Indiana University

Osamu James Nakagawa is Ruth N. Halls Distinguished Professor of Photography at Indiana, where he directs the Center for Integrative Photographic Studies. He was named the 2015 Sagamihara Photographer of the Year and the 2010 Higashikawa New Photographer of the Year. His work has been exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, George Eastman Museum, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago. He is best known for his Okinawa trilogy, a series of works that address the atrocity of WWII in Japan. Other major works include Mado, Drive in Theater, and Kai: Following the Cycle of Life. He has received grants and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Houston Center for Photography, American Photography Institute, and Tisch School of the Arts.


September 14-15, 2017
     Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

November 27-28, 2017
     Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

November 30-December 1, 2017
     Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL

January 25-26, 2018
     Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH

February 19-20, 2018
     Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

February 22-23, 2018
     University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR


Fences, Maps, and Darkness: Visualizing Okinawa

Kai: Following the Cycle of Life

Love of learning is the guide of life.