Record NO.24 by Daido Moriyama
. First impression of issue NO.24 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.24
Daido Moriyama here recounts his ponderings about what exactly a “snap” actually is, and what it means for defining his methods of taking pictures and, in the end, himself as a photographer. In conclusion, he sees himself as snapping up all kinds of views of all manner of people and scenes he encounters on the streets. The issue features what he refers to as “street snaps” mostly taken in southern France, including cities such as Arles, Avignon, Marseille and Paris. It was the hot summer month of July, and Moriyama fondly recalls endless fields of sunflowers, the sparkling Mediterranean Sea, and meeting with photographer Sarah Moon.
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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