A forty-year retrospective of the work of one of the leading figures in Japanese photography.
Born outside of Osaka in 1938, Daido Moriyama witnessed the dramatic changes that swept over Japan in the decades following World War II. The visual and existential turmoil brought on by this transformation was to become one of the core subjects in his work. His gritty photographs of Japanese streets and highways express the conflicting realities of modern Japan: the unexpected survival of age-old tradition within contemporary practice, the paradox of a culture disturbed yet fascinated by the changes it is undergoing.
This book brings together more than 200 photographs dating from the 1960s to the present and includes some of his most significant series of images. Profoundly influenced by Japanese photographers Hosoe and Tomatsu, Moriyama's vision was also enriched by his acquaintance with the work of two American photographers, William Klein and Robert Frank. Like them he practiced a new, more action-oriented street photography. Often out of focus, vertiginously tilted, or invasively cropped, Moriyama's images convey a sense of the disordered human condition. Distributed on behalf of the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain. 130 photographs.
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Daido Moriyama was born near Osaka in 1938. He now lives and works in Tokyo. In 1960, Moriyama moved to Tokyo to join the eminent photographers' group VIVO. Since then he has collaborated with many prominent Japanese photographers including Eikoh Hosoe and Noboyushi Araki. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential living photographers in the world.
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Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0500970130