Left Waseda University without graduating to conduct research in photography.
Suzuki Hachiro was appointed manager of Kinreisha (Golden Bell Society), a commercial photography research institute and later was employed by Eastman Kodak Company. Held an exhibition of his photographs of snow-covered mountains (1937).
Later was appointed managing editor of Camera Club, a photography journal published by ARS Publishing Company. During World War II was manager of Toa Shoin (Toa Publishing House). Served as chief editor of Shashin Saron (The Salon of Photography), a photography magazine published by Genkosha Company.
Published 37 books on photography.