Pantomime. Daido Moriyama.
Pantomime

Pantomime

Tokyo: Akio Nagasawa, 2017. Limited edition of 600. Text in Japanese. Side stapled in photo-illustrated canvas wraps. 8 ½ x 12. [28] pp. Very good. Item #4854

Collection of abstracted and abject work from Daido Moriyama, one of Japan’s leading figures in photography, with a superb and unusual binding, and a number of fold-out photographs.

Departing from the street scenes that he is famous for, the violent-yet-delicate photos in Pantomime are made up entirely of portraits of fetuses. Playing with memory, movement, and reality, Moriyama’s evocative work push the limits of the photographic medium.

An eerie meditation on life and death; an extraordinary, ethereal work.

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