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Daido Moriyama

Show Window, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 1990

Vintage gelatin silver print
9 × 14 in
22.9 × 35.6 cm
$10,000
Location
New York, Brooklyn
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© Daido Moriyama Photo Foundation / Courtesy of Luhring Augustine, New York and Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
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Daido Moriyama
Japanese, b. 1938
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Daido Moriyama has a self-proclaimed addiction to cities. At age 73, his work still shares the same inclination to record his surroundings as his earliest pictures, taken during the dramatic transformation of 1960s post-war Japan. Moriyama used his camera to document the American military occupation of his country and the dissolution of traditional values experienced alongside accelerated modernization. In a process he maintains today, Moriyama shot with a small hand-held automatic camera, rarely with attention to the viewfinder (firing his shutter as if by machine gun.) In his depictions of city life, Moriyama documents cultural change and chaotic urban experience, typically in grainy, black-and-white, high-contrast images, which he prints himself. Early influences include photographers Eikoh Hosoe, Eugène Atget, Weegee, and William Klein, all who shared a similar affection for the dynamics of city life.

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About the work
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© Daido Moriyama Photo Foundation / Courtesy of Luhring Augustine, New York and Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
Price ranges of small photographs by Daido Moriyama
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More info
Browse works in this category
$5,000+
This work
$0
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Daido Moriyama
Japanese, b. 1938
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Daido Moriyama has a self-proclaimed addiction to cities. At age 73, his work still shares the same inclination to record his surroundings as his earliest pictures, taken during the dramatic transformation of 1960s post-war Japan. Moriyama used his camera to document the American military occupation of his country and the dissolution of traditional values experienced alongside accelerated modernization. In a process he maintains today, Moriyama shot with a small hand-held automatic camera, rarely with attention to the viewfinder (firing his shutter as if by machine gun.) In his depictions of city life, Moriyama documents cultural change and chaotic urban experience, typically in grainy, black-and-white, high-contrast images, which he prints himself. Early influences include photographers Eikoh Hosoe, Eugène Atget, Weegee, and William Klein, all who shared a similar affection for the dynamics of city life.

Daido Moriyama

Show Window, Meguro-ku, Tokyo, 1990

Vintage gelatin silver print
9 × 14 in
22.9 × 35.6 cm
$10,000
Location
New York, Brooklyn
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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