Daido Moriyama first came to prominence in the mid-1960s with his gritty depictions of Japanese urban life. His intense and intimate approach often incorporates high contrast, graininess, and tilted vantages to convey the fragmentary nature of modern realities.
Born in Ikeda, Osaka, Daido Moriyama first trained in graphic design before taking up photography. Moving to Tokyo in 1961, he assisted photographer Eikoh Hosoe for three years. He also drew inspiration from William Klein’s confrontational photographs of New York, Andy Warhol’s silkscreened multiples of newspaper images, and the writings of Jack Kerouac and Yukio Mishima.
Produced by the Tate Modern, 2012.
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