Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) is holding an exhibition of photographs of the homeless, running till Jan. 27 at the Tokyo Photographic Culture Centre.

Founded in 1971 by a group of French doctors, MSF now operates in more than 80 countries. The organization is active in refugee camps, disputed territories and developing countries, but has recently expanded its activities to include assistance to runaway and homeless people. Working closely with other groups, MSF Japan began its work to help the homeless in 1997. The past decade has seen the number of homeless in Japan shoot up to about 300,000 countrywide.

Featuring 60 works by three photographers, Sayuri Ohkawa and Atsushi Shibuya of Japan and Bruce Gilden of the United States, this exhibition aims to help support and understand Japan's homeless.