Record NO.22 by Daido Moriyama
. First impression of issue NO.22 of Daido Moriyama's magazine Record (2012). Large format paperback in new condition. Signed by Daido Moriyama to title page. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted. any questions please get in touch.
About Record NO.22
This series documents Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama’s brief trip to Los Angeles in the spring of 2012. While attending the opening of a solo exhibition there, he still managed to find time to wander through the city, exploring iconic locales like the Santa Monica Pier, Beverly Hills, Little Tokyo and downtown. Executed in his typical style of high contrast, grainy black-and-white photographs, these casual snapshots of life in Los Angeles, from the pressing summer crowds to empty back lots and the multilayered reflections in advertising billboards and storefront glass, paint a complex and intimate portrait of the city. This is typical L.A., seen through the eyes of a master.
About Daido Moriyama
Daidō Moriyama is a Japanese photographer, born in 1938 in Osaka. Firstly, he studied photography before moving to Tokyo in 1961. To begin with, he worked as an assistant to Eikoh Hosoe, a Japanese photographer and filmmaker. As a result, he began to produce his own collection of photographs. Afterwards, he ended up depicting the forgotten areas and darker side of cities. Shortly after, Japan Photo-critics awarded him the New Artist Award.
Hence, Moriyama's images are now known for capturing the breakdown of Japanese tradition. His work captures life during and following the American occupation of Japan after World War II. In particular the effects of industrialisation and the consequential shift in urban life. His images focus on the areas left behind in a rapidly changing city.
He received the Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement from the International Center of Photography in New York in 2004 as well as the Hasselblad Award in 2019.
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