A Hunter by Daido Moriyama
. First impression of this 2019 edition (one of 700). Large format slipcased set in new condition. Numbered. Signed by Daido Moriyama. No markings. This is a new set. Comes in a slipcase with booklet. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About A Hunter
Daido Moriyama’s legendary photobook, now available again with invaluable commentary.
“A Hunter” was published in 1972, as the tenth part of a photobook series called “Gendai no Me,” and includes some of Daido Moriyama’s most infamous and respected photographs. For the series, Moriyama—inspired by Kerouac’s “On The Road”—drove through Japan by car, took photos wherever his wheels took him, and substantiated his status as one of Japan’s most interesting photographers.
This faithful new edition features the photobook as well as a carefully designed and researched English booklet which includes essays by Tadanori Yokoo and Shoji Yamagashi as well as invaluable commentary by Daido Moriyama regarding the book as a whole as well as each individual photograph.
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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