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gallery 176 is an independent photo gallery owned and operated by photographers.

Management Members

Yusuke Tomonaga: gallery 176 owner / Photographer / Filmmaker

Yutaka Matsubara: Photographer / gallery0369 owner / Director of Shakouken / National Institute of Technology, Suzuka College Part-time lecturer

Masakuni Nunogaki: Photographer

Yoshiyasu Nishikawa: Designer / Photographer

Tomoyoshi Hayakawa: Angler / Photographer

Masako Bando: Photographer

Ikuko Suzuki: Photographer

Kou Kimura: Photographer

(as of July 2021)

gallery 176 was founded on the principle of self-driven operation, with the goal of providing a space where members can showcase their photography work. Further, members are constantly seeking external interactions and exchanges that help propel their photography in a sound and healthy way and avoid complacency. 

To date, gallery 176 has showcased numerous solo and group exhibitions by our members, as well as organized special exhibitions by non-member photographers and collaborative exhibitions with other galleries from both Japan and abroad. 

gallery 176 also holds events and workshops, such as movie screenings, photobook sales, and question and answer sessions for up and coming photographers (‘Shashin wo Miru Kai’).

Additionally, gallery 176 has been proactively expanding its reach beyond its gallery space, both domestically and in to Asian countries. Gallery members have also taken active roles in the world of photography outside the gallery, including running photo galleries and teaching classes.

In the future, we are thrilled to showcase Asian photographers’ work in addition to our members’ work. We will also be working on photobook publishing.

gallery 176 catalog 2021-2022 (printed in March 2021)

 

Activities

Members’ exhibitions

‘Gunkan Apartment’ by Yutaka Yamashita (former member)
‘Shashin-soshi’, ‘Okinawa’, ‘Shashin-soshi II’ and ‘1999 Beijing  COLOR’ by Yusuke Tomonaga
‘Kodomo Karuta’, ‘DAVAO 1996-1999’, ‘DAVAO 2019’, ‘garden’ and ‘the city is a garden’ by Yoshiyasu Nishikawa
‘Ao-no-Jidai’ and ‘Rakuchu Rakugai Observation Diary: Part 2’ by Masakuni Nunogaki
‘Local public bath “Sento”’, ‘Aomori’, ‘EURASIA 2004 winter’, ‘Chiryu’ and ‘Haku-tou’ by Yutaka Matsubara
‘Shizuka-no-Umi – Mare Tranquillitatis’ and ‘Taiwan Shippu-roku 108/109’ by Tomoyoshi Hayakawa
‘Tsuki-yomi’, ‘The crossbreeding’, ‘RESIDUES’ and ‘Aerial’ by Masako Bando
‘Reconstruction’, ‘Amami 1/2 (half)’ and ‘Atosaki’ by Ikuko Suzuki 
‘Call’ and ‘Unveil’ by Yuki Hatano
‘Amata Nakorn and the People There’ by Kou Kimura

Event/workshop

176 Cinema Screening, Photobook Sales, Photo Exhibition & Sales, ‘Shashin wo Miru Kai’ (Q&A session for emerging photographers)

Exhibitions by external photographers

Kiyoshi Nishioka, Sakae Ishida, Shuhei Motoyama, Shingo Kanagawa, Naoko Kumagai, Tsutomu Yamagata, Daido Moriyama, Osamu Kanemura, Kenji Takazawa, Yoshinori Takatsu, Yuri Ozaki, Sakiko Nomura, Yachiyo Enomoto, Serugei Kusayanaghi, Sho Niiro, François Halard, Kazuyuki Kawaguchi, Kozo Kitagawa, Takashi Hamasaki, Kouhei Hirose, Takuma Nakahira, Kunihiko Katsumata, Hitoshi Ishii, Yuya Fujita, Kazuo Kitai, Chao Bin-Wen, Hee Siow-Wey, Takashi Nakagawa, Shinya Ichikawa, Yuta Fuchikami, Doris Hsu, Satoru Yoshioka, Keijiro Kai, Yusuke Inoue, Koji Onaka, Den Gai

Activities Outside our gallery

Exchange exhibitions

TOTEM POLE PHOTO GALLERY (Tokyo)
1839 Contemporary Gallery (Taipei, Taiwan)
Studio 35 minutes (Tokyo)

Members’ activities

YOSHITOMI PHOTO FESTIVAL 2017-2020 (Nantan-shi, Kyoto)
TAIWAN PHOTO 2017, 2018, 2019 (Taipei, Taiwan)