ZEIT-FOTO SALON opened in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, in 1978 as the first gallery in Japan that handled photography as artwork. In 2002 it relocated to Kyobashi. The salon co-sponsors both domestic and international museum exhibitions, and has been active in cooperating project exhibitions as a pioneer gallery specialized in photography. Zeit-Foto Salon also makes efforts to introduce Chinese contemporary paintings to Japan.
The among the represented artists are Nobuyoshi Araki, Miyako Ishiuchi, Koji Onaka, Yuki Onodera, Toshio Shibata, Mariko Shindo, Ryudai Takano, Asako Narahashi, Daido Moriyama, Toshihiro Yashiro, Aiguo, Luo xiaodong, Zhou Tiehai, Ding Yi, He Sen, Ma Liuming, and Ji Dachun.