A word of gratitude from Sergey Bogaitsev
When the situation became very difficult for my family, Akira san offered me to be his official representative and to sell his photographs. You can find them in the Signature Collection gallery. I am grateful with my whole heart for the help and support.
Both morally and financially - this is comparable to saving a life.

Thank you, my dear friend, Akira san.
about  Akira Uchiyama
1947
  • Born in Murakami, Niigata Prefecture, Japan.
1969
  • Graduated from the Tokyo University of Photography.

1973
  • Held his solo exhibition "People who influenced the 70s", in the city of Niigata, it presented portraits of 152 famous people of Japan
1980
  • Made a portrait of Eugene Smith, a member of the Magnum worldwide agency of reportage photographers.
    1984
    • Received an award from the Japan Portrait Photographers Association.
    1984 - 1987
    • Made a number of business trips to China and presented his work at an exhibition called "Hometown of Hermits" at the Fuji Photo Gallery in Tokyo, and in 1988 a photo album of the same name was published.
    1992 - 2004
    • Lectured 1,200 students in 12 years on photographic expression techniques at Nagaoka University of Art and Design.

    1998
    • Worked in Northern Italy and on his return home held an exhibition in Ginza. Tokyo. The following year, the photographs taken during this trip were published in the photo album "Impression of Italy".

    2012
    • Held an exhibition "To Lovers of Roses"(Italy).
    • Held an exhibition "Sorrow of a port city. Vladivostok".(Italy)
    2014
    • Was awarded the Grand Prix by the International Federation of Art Critics.
    2015, 2016, 2017
    • Represented his country in the World Photography Cup.
    2016
    • Held the first "Flight of the Swan" exhibition in Ginza, Tokyo.
    • His work was exhibited at "World Art Dubai" (Organized by the Dubai International Trade Center)
    2017
    • The "World of Akira Uchiyama" exhibition was successfully shown in Paris, and the "Flight of the Swan" exhibition was held at Ginza in Tokyo for the second time.
    2018
    • An exhibition of Akira Uchiyama's works was held at the ERARTA Museum of Contemporary Art in St. Petersburg.
    • An exhibition from the series "The World of Akira Uchiyama" was held in Paris, at the THULLIER Gallery.
    2020
    • The second exhibition of Akira Uchiyama took place in St. Petersburg.
    2023
    • Received the Japan Photography Culture Association Distinguished Service Award
    And the journey continues...
    about  Sergey Bogaitsev
    1973
    • Born in St. Petersburg.
    1983
    • Started studying photography.
    1985
    • First solo exhibition took place at the Anichkov Palace.
    1990
    • Entered the Repin Academy of Arts.
    1991 - 1995
    • Worked at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.
    1995
    • Became an Israeli citizen.
    2013
    • Began to work and experiment in a professional photo studio in St. Petersburg.
    2014
    • Active cooperation with the Federation of European Photographers began.
    2015 - 2016
    • Worked with the leading photographer of Playboy - Ana Diaz (Portugal). Together they filmed for the legendary magazine in Israel and Russia.
    2017
    • Became the captain of the Israeli team in the World Photography Cup.
    2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
    • Was a judge in the World Photographic Cup.
    2017
    • Took part in the international exhibition "Mens op de Lens" - Overpelt, Belgium.
    • Participated in an international exhibition in Portugal. Santa Maria De Feira.
    2018
    • During the tour of the Japanese Imperial Gagaku Theater, was invited to shoot the performance of the troupe at the Alexandrinsky Theater (St. Petersburg).
    2021
    • Co-founded the photo contest - "Hanami Awards".
    2023
    • Won the first place in the international photo contest "Best Photography Awards" (Germany).
    • Group exhibition of selected works at the New Shanghai Expo 2023, including the public premiere of a photo collage.