The gallery was established as Photo Gallery International in the Toranomon district of Tokyo in 1979 as a pioneer among Japanese commercial galleries specializing in photographic art. In 2015, the gallery moved to its present location in Higashi Azabu under a new name: PGI.

PGI has has featured many great photographers from the United States and beyond, including Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Harry Callahan, and Emmet Gowin, to name just a few. The gallery has also worked with Japanese masters who represent Postwar photography in Japan, including Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Kikuji Kawada, Ikko Narahara, and Eikoh Hosoe. PGI also takes pride in its partnerships with distinguished artists such as Kozo Miyoshi, Michiko Kon, and Yoshihiko Ito, with whom the gallery has worked since the early days of their careers. Since 2003, PGI, eager to discover young new talents, has welcomed Shintaro Sato, Yuji Hamada, Takashi Arai, and many others to the program.
TKB Bldg. 3F, 2-3-4 Higashiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Exhibition Information
Contemporary Daguerreotypists Exhibition
"Care: In an Age of Uncertainty"
Takashi Arai, Binh Danh, Mike Robinson, Jerry Spagnoli, and Craig Tuffin
Competition Winners: Grant Romer, Yoko Mochizuki (Japan), Simone Choulle aka Nina Zaragoza et Hélène Vedrenne (France), Åke Hultman (Sweden), and Anton Orlov (USA)
October 8 – November 16
PGI and the Contemporary Daguerreotypes Japan Committee are pleased to announce the exhibition “Care: In an Age of Uncertainty.” The exhibition will be held at PGI.

The word care can have many connotations: In this age, full of uncertainty due to many natural disasters, conflicts, and a pandemic, PGI chose this word as the exhibition’s theme to consider what photography has captured up until now as well as its limits. One aim of the exhibition, for example, is to re-examine how photography as a medium can mediate between people when we think about the value of family, society, oneself, others, and those involved in various issues. Along with works by Takashi Arai, Binh Danh, Mike Robinson, and Jerry Spabnoli, works by awarded artists as well as public submissions under the theme of “care” will be exhibited.
©Takashi Arai, courtesy of PGI