Self (One Picture Book) by Daido Moriyama
. First Edition (2016). This is one of 500 numbered copies from Nazraeli’s One Picture book series. With a print signed by Daido Moriyama on Verso. In new condition. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
At some point in the mist that was the 1990s, Daido Moriyama was asked by a curator to provide a self-portrait for use in an exhibition. Finding that he had nothing suitable. Moriyama reached for some lipstick and mascara. Although he found that being a makeup artist wasn’t among his best talents. Created this suite of self-portraits that are in turn humorous, touching, sad, and extremely odd.
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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