Daido Moriyama: Investigations of a Dog (1999)

 Stray Dog, Misawa, Aomori (1971)   Moriyama is conspicuous for the brutality with which he distorts photographic description: his pictures are sooty with grain, blotchy with glare, often out of focus or blurred by movement, often defaced by scratches in their negatives.   By Leo Rubinfien, October, 1999 The photographer Daido Moriyama, whose first U.S. […]

KEIZO KITAJIMA

A leading figure in the rise of Japanese photography in the 1970s and 1980s, Kitajima (b .1954, Suzaka, Nagano) first came to be known for his grainy black-and-white shots of people on the streets of Tokyo, at an American military base in Okinawa after the end of the Vietnam War, and in New York. Daido Moriyama, with whom Kitajima first studied photography, praised his talent as a gifted snapshooter by calling him ‘a street killer in broad daylight.’

Maki: (A) Japan Somewhere

    Maki’s images in Japan Somewhere (Zen Foto Gallery), produced over a fourteen-year period feel anxious and compressed. Though specific to one country, the Frenchman’s images feel anything but declarative. They feel ambulatory, intrepid,  and often chaotic as if shot in a constant state of momentum and high velocity. The frames are heavily compressed […]

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ASX Interviews Alex Daniels of Reflex Gallery @ Unseen

“So over the last 17 years we’ve got more and more involved with Japanese art and culture. In general, we are in love with both the country and the art and design there. Everything is made with so much care and a concerned eye for detail and originality”. Alex Daniels Reflex Gallery Unseen Interview For […]

Forever Lost in Transit: Piotr Zbierski @ Unseen

“For me photography is an intimate medium. It helps expressing myself but after all, it allows me to be closer to life and people, to look straight into their eyes.” By Karin Bareman, ASX, September 2015 The sun blazing into the frame, the boy lying on the blanket in the grass, the girl showering after […]