Originally started in San Francisco in 2008, the photography event organization Open Show has spread to Cairo, Paris and more than 30 other cities around the world. On May 15 it will hold its first event in Japan.

Open Show events are monthly and somewhat similar to the internationally popular PechaKucha Night events in that they bring together creative minds and provide an opportunity for audience interaction. Open Show differs in that the emphasis is on visual arts and includes video works as well as slides shows. The regular format brings together five artists, but the launch on May 15 will feature two artists and one reporter.

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