Record NO.23 by Daido Moriyama
. First impression of issue NO. 23 of Daido Moriyama's magazine Record (2013). 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.23
On the occasion of his exhibition together with William Klein at the Tate Modern, Daido Moriyama travelled to London full of the enthusiasm he had felt as a young photographer while flipping through Klein’s seminal book ‘New York’. Inspired by its photojournalistic approach and freewheeling camera work, Moriyama would in time bring his own lens to focus on the darker sides of urban life and mundane, sometimes seedy snapshots of the city. In this series of images, he gets up close and personal with London in the same way, delivering stunningly layered colour photographs that impart all the directness, intimacy and energy of a city in constant motion.
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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