Born 1938, Osaka, Japan. Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.
Daido Moriyama received his training in photography under Takeji Iwamiya in Osaka. He moved to Tokyo in the early 1960s, joining the avant-garde movement provoke in 1968-1969. Famed for his street photography, Daido Moriyama changed direction in A Room with a group of extremely intimate works, powerfully charged with eroti- cism, that was the subject of a ‘printing show’—a participative perfor- mance action of creating a book—in early 2015. He has authored many historic works, including Japan: A Photo Theater (1968), Farewell Photography (1972), Another Country in New York (1974), and Light and Shadow (1982). His work was presented in the 1974 show New Japanese Photography at New york’s MoMA. in 2013 he was featured in a major exhibition at the Tate Modern in London, Daido Moriyama + William Klein.
Daido Moriyama was nominator for the No Limit Award of the Rencontres d’Arles en 2004. In 2013, he presented his work at the Rencontres d’Arles: Labyrinth + Monochrome at the Magasin Electrique.
Another Language, EIGHT JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHERS – The Rencontres d’Arles 2015
Portrait: Alfredo Jaar