Record NO.8 by Daido Moriyama
. First impression of issue NO.8 of Daido Moriyama’s magazine Record (2007). Large format paperback in new condition. Signed by Daido Moriyama to back of front cover. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Record NO.8
Endlessly fascinated by Tokyo and the need to revisit, and rediscover the city in a new way, Moriyama has returned to the streets of Shinjuku and the surrounding urban areas of Tokyo. Captured are the bustling energy and details of a thriving metropolis – a young couple hanging around, a deserted bicycle, a lonely alleyway, garbage, railway tracks, and bustling crowds.
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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