Osamu James Nakagawa received a MFA from the University of Houston and currently, he is an associate professor at Indiana University in Bloomington,
Indiana. Nakagawa is a recipient of the 2009 John Simon Guggenheim fellowship and 2010 Higashikawa A New Photographer Award in Japan.
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.