Light and Shadow

by Daido Moriyama


Light and Shadow by Daido Moriyama. 2009 Kodansha edition. Small paperback in fine condition. English and Japanese texts. Dust jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Light And Shadow

Light and Shadow edition from 2009, sold out very quickly. This is because it is a wonderful reproduction of one of Moriyama's seminal bodies of work. Previous editions are all sold out and very rare. This is a great addition to any avid fans or someone looking to own a copy of this body of work at a reduced price. The photobook marked Moriyama’s return to photography. Ten years after his previous photobook publication and three years after he basically stopped photographing altogether. As a result, “Light and Shadow” also marks an evolution in Moriyama’s photography. So, with the moodiness of earlier works replaced by a clearer focus on objects and the early bure-boke having evolved into a richer, high-contrast style.

Artist Bio

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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