Tokyo-based Japanese artist Daido Moriyama (*1938, Ikeda-City, Osaka) initially trained in graphic design before taking up photography. He trained as an assistant under Takeji Iwamiya and Eikoh Hosoe until becoming an independent photographer in 1964, publishing his first books Nippon Gekijo Shashincho in 1968 and Shashin yo Sayounara in 1972, both depicting the darker sides of urban life and the city of Tokyo.

Selected Works

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    Daido Moriyama
    Journey For Something

    Daido Moriyama: Journey For Something, 2012
    Hardcover linen with dust jacket
    34.6 x 24.7 x 3 cm

    Artworks by Daido Moriyama
    Book and cover design by Alex Daniels
    Essays by Erik Kessels and Matthias Harder

    Published by Reflex Editions
    240 pages
    ISBN 978-90-71848-14-8
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    Daido Moriyama

    Daido Moriyama: Tokyo, 2006
    Hardcover with binding
    24.5 x 17.5 x 1.8 cm

    Artworks by Daido Moriyama
    Design and layout by Alex Daniels
    Essay by Marcel Feil

    Edition of 1000
    Published by Reflex Editions
    104 pages
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Selected Solo Exhibitions (after 2008)

Selected Group Exhibitions (after 2008)

Public Collections

Awards and Grants

Selected Publications

Press Features

  • 12 March 2019

    Daido Moriyama Wins Hasselblad Foundation Award

  • 07 January 2013

    Daido Moriyama | William Klein + Daido Moriyama | Tate Modern

  • 21 November 2015

    The Guardian | Daido Moriyama and Nobuyoshi Araki

  • 27 July 2013

    Daido Moriyama | With a Trace: Photographs of Absence | Akron Art Museum

  • 28 August 2012

    Daido Moriyama at Tate Modern, London

  • 09 February 2016

    Upcoming: Daido Moriyama at Fondation Cartier

  • 02 February 2016

    Daido Moriyama x Rock Star Hotel (Osaka, Japan)

  • 06 July 2016

    Daido Moriyama | Video-Interview 'Photographer in Focus' by Nowness

  • 30 November 2016

    Daido Moriyama | 'Daido Tokyo' selected by New York Times as Top Photography Book