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Daido Moriyama

Out of the Darkness

by ASHLEY RAWLINGS

A photographer who captured the rawness of Japan's social and political upheavals during the 1960s and 1970s turns his lens to the open expanse of a foreign landscape.


HAWAII, 2007, black-and-white photograph, 100 x 150cm. 

Courtesy the artist, Luhring Augustine, New York; Getsuyosha publishers, Tokyo; and Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo.

Daido Moriyama’s recent photographs of Hawaii cast a certain coldness over the tropical island. Rendered in his characteristic graininess and high-contrast tones, the series of black-and-white prints offers an uncanny, mixed portrait of the…

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