Osamu James Nakagawa received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of St. Thomas Houston in 1986 and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Houston in 1993. Currently, he is the Ruth N. Halls Distinguished Professor of Photography at Indiana University, where he directs the Center for Integrative Photographic Studies. Nakagawa is a recipient of the 2009 John Simon Guggenheim fellowship and 2010 Higashikawa A New Photographer Award in Japan.


2009 BANTA, Sobido Press
2013 GAMA CAVES, Akaaka Art Publishing
2017 Point of Departure, Kenshichi Heshiki and Osamu James Nakagawa
2017 A Shared Elegy, Indiana University Press
2018 Eclipse, PGI


The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York.
George Eastman House, Rochester, New York.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas.
Corcoran Museum of Fine Arts, Washington D.C.
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, Japan.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City.
The Museum of Contemporary Photography Columbia College Chicago
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia.
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Light Work, Syracuse, New York
Sakima Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan
Higashikawa Cultural Center, Hokkaido, Japan
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Kiyosato, Japan.
Enfoco, Inc, Bronx, New York.
The Art, Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas.
The Kinsey Institute For Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Indiana University
Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington Indiana
University of Houston, Houston, Texas.

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