1986. Item #4029
Influenced by Japanese experimentalists such as filmmaker Shuji Terayama and writer Yukio Mishima, Daido Moriyama (b. 1938) is a Japanese photographer known for documenting the landscape and people of neighborhoods left behind by technological and industrial progress. His photos, often out-of-focus, grainy, and and shot in high-contrast, rejected traditional compositional values and revolutionized Japanese street photography. Among the most well-known Japanese photographers of the post-war period, his work has proved to be immensely influential on photographers up to the present.
This print was featured in the Moriyama photo book How to Create a Beautiful Picture, which was created in collaboration with Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo. This print was also featured in the Taka Ishii Moriyama retrospective in 2003. Gelatin silver print. Annotations on recto. Artist signature on verso.
10 × 12 in.