Memories of a Dog by Daido Moriyama
. First edition (2004). First impression. Medium format slipcased hardback in new condition. Limited edition of 100 copies. This is number 1. Signed by Daido Moriyama to title page. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Memories of a Dog
Firstly, the photographs were selected by Moriyama for this edition. So, they represent work spanning his career to-date. These autobiographical essays, widely considered to be THE essential text to gain an understanding of Daido. Although, up until now they have until now only been published in Japanese. Earlier, The essays in this book were first published in fifteen installments in the Japanese periodical Asahi Camera beginning in 1983, and have since been published in book form in Japan under the same title.
For those English-speaking followers of Moriyama's work, this book of important essays and photographs will certainly deepen one's connection to a lifelong body of work. Which is at once haunting and beautiful. Conversely clear and nearly unrecognizable, distant and emotionally confrontational. Consequently Moriyama's genius quickly becomes apparent. Furthermore, the writings and images expand upon a vision as powerful as any in the history of photography.
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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