Mitsugu Ohnishi

Born in Tokyo, Japan in 1952. Graduated with a degree from Tokyo College of Photography in 1974. Ohnishi was the recipient of the 22nd Taiyo Award (1985) and the 18th Kimura Ihei Award (1993).

From his debut work Wonderland 1980-1989 to his more recent photographs, Ohnishi’s work has focused on Tokyo’s shitamachi areas, the humble, working-class heart of the city which sprawl along the edge of Tokyo Bay. His work takes into consideration the spirit and gestures of those who gather in these neighborhoods. His photographic perspective is that of a gaze– placing an emphasis on the distance between the photographer and his subjects. The result is a chronicle of specific eras and the artist’s attitude toward them.





Exhibition at PGI

2016.11.02-12.22 NEWCOAST



Related Exhibitions


WONDERLAND 1970s, Kiyoyuki Kuwabara Accounting Gallery


Topographic Record Tokyo / Cliffs, Communication Gallery Fugensha


Tokyo Heat Map 1997–2004, Zen Foto Gallery

2020.11.02-11.26 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Ginza Okuno Building Room 306, Ginza, Tokyo
2020.08.05-08.19 Machi no Hikari, Fukagawa 1980 / 2020, Fukagawa Edo Museum

Tokyo 2020, Corona Spring, Communication Gallery Fugensha


New Coast 2  Nagisa no Hibi, Communication Gallery Fugensha


Shosen Densetsu, KKAG (Kiyoyuki Kuwahara Accounting Gallery)


Machi no Hikari, Nikon Plaza Shinjuku


New Coast (1995), Award Winning Exhibition, Photographic Society of Japan Awards, Fujifilm Photo Salon


Kawa no Nagareru Machide, Communication Gallery Fugensha