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Daido Moriyama

Collette Chattopadhyay

DAIDO MORIYAMA, Osaka, 1997, black-and-white photograph, 117 x 76 cm, courtesy Taka Ishii Gallery, Santa Monica.

The sublimated tensions inherent in city environments and streets have been the focus of Daido Moriyama's camera lens for the past thirty-five years. Emerging in the early 1960s, Moriyama was part of a small group of artists, photographers, and poets in Japan who explored the profound impact of the Second World War on Japanese culture. In 1967 he received the Japanese Photography Critics Association prize as a promising young photographer. However, it…

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