Mike Sakasegawa is a writer, photographer, book artist, and the host of the arts and literature podcast Keep the Channel Open. His writing has appeared in Last ExitCatapult, PetaPixel, and Don’t Take Pictures Magazine. His photographs have been featured on Lenscratch, A Photo Editor, and SD Voyager, and included in several group exhibitions. Originally from California’s Central Coast, he now lives in San Diego with his family.

Mike’s work is about looking closer. The world is an amazing, beautiful, and mysterious place, but it's often necessary to focus and pay attention in order to see it. Slow down. Notice things. All we have is time.





Nonfiction, Personal Essays, Op/Ed


Awards, Competitions, Honors

  • Runner-up, Popular Vote. Onward Compé '15.

Solo Exhibitions

  • In Detail. Wellfleet Preservation Hall. Wellfleet, MA. Nov 27 - Dec 8, 2015.

Group Exhibitions


  • Marvelous Things. PhotoPlace Gallery. Middlebury, VT. Jan 13 - Feb 6, 2015.
  • Size Matters. Low Gallery. San Diego, CA. Oct 24 - Nov 23, 2015.


  • Black and White. PhotoPlace Gallery. Middlebury, VT.
  • Still Life. Escondido Municipal Gallery. Escondido, CA.
  • Black & White. Escondido Municipal Gallery. Escondido, CA.
  • Spring Is Here. Vista Wellness Center. Vista, CA.
  • Lights, Shadows, and Reflections. Escondido Municipal Gallery. Escondido, CA.
  • California. Vista Wellness Center. Vista, CA.


  • Family Exhibition. Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography. Detroit, MI.

Online Exhibitions

  • Family. F-Stop Magazine. Jun 1 - Jul 31, 2016
  • Family Matters. PhotoPlace Gallery, Online Photo Annex. Middlebury, VT. Jul 28 - Aug 21, 2015
  • At Home. Don't Take Pictures. Aug 26 - Nov 24, 2015

Photo Publications

  • The Sow's Ear Poetry Review. Vol. XXIX, No. 2. 2019.
  • "Frames of Reference Come Into Focus." San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles. Vol. 39, No. 2. October 2017.



  • BS, Engineering. Harvey Mudd College. Claremont, CA. 2001
  • Carmel High School. Carmel, CA. 1997