Daido Tokyo, Daido Moriyama

The Library Project

Published by Fondation Cartier
248 pages
27 cm x 18 cm
Hardback, cut-out title

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A monograph on the inimitable Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama, including never-before-published color photographs, published to accompany the solo exhibition at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in 2015-2016.
Moriyama invented a new visual language in his work from the mid- 1960s onwards. Frenetic and tormented, it depicted a reality that was grainy, blurry and out-of-focus. In 2004, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain organized a landmark solo exhibition of Moriyama’s black and white work. Depicting underground neighbourhoods in the Japanese capital – a favorite location for the photographer – these exclusively colour images reference the motifs that are omnipresent in the artist’s work, as well as his penchant for textures and shaky compositions.

Interesting selection of contemporary Moriyama material shot in Tokyo split between colour and black and white using two differing paper stocks.