• Daido Moriyama
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About the artist

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.

Moriyama has had a radical impact on the photographic and art world in both Japan and in the West, with his expressive style of ‘are, bure, boke’ (rough, blurred and out-of-focus) as well as the debut of recent colour work taken in Tokyo, and his typical style of quick snapshots without looking in the viewfinder. His highly innovative and intensely personal photographic approach often incorporates high contrast, graininess, and tilted vantages to convey the fragmentary nature of modern realities.

Moriyama has published more than forty books to date, highlighting the artist’s experiments with reproductive media and the transformative possibilities of the printed page. Moriyama’s achievements convey the artist’s boldly intuitive exploration of urban mystery, memory, and photographic invention. His works have been exhibited around the world, in prestigious institutions and galleries, with solo exhibitions such as William Klein + Daido Moriyama, Tate Modern (London, 2012); On the Road, The National Museum of Art, Osaka (2011); Daido Retrospective 1965-2005 / Daido Hawaii, at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (2008), Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Sevilla (2007), Foam (Amsterdam, 2006), Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain (Paris, 2003), Fotomuseum Winterthur (Winterthur, 2000), San Francisco MOMA (1999, saw ell as the Metropolitan Museum, New York). He is a recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 28th Annual Infinity Awards of the International Center of Photography, New York, 2012, and The Culture Award from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie, 2004.

BORN
1938
Ikeda City, Osaka, Japan

AWARDS
2004 
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh)

2003 The 44th Mainichi Art Award

1983 “Photographer of the Year”Award from The Photographic Society of Japan

1967 New Artist Award from the Japan Photo-Critics Association

Daido Moriyama

Request about this work
Tights
27 x 34 | 34 x 41 cm | 51 x 60 cm | 100 x 150 cm
1987-2010/2011
Silver gelatin print
Another Country In New York
34 x 27 | 41 x 34 cm | 60 x 51 cm | 150 x 100 cm
1974/2011
Silver gelatin print
Another Country In New York
27 x 34 | 34 x 41 cm | 51 x 60 cm | 100 x 150 cm
1974/2011
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Hokkaido
27 x 34 | 34 x 41 cm | 51 x 60 cm | 100 x 150 cm
2008/2011
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Nagisa
34 x 27 | 41 x 34 cm | 60 x 51 cm | 150 x 100 cm
2010/2011
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Record No. 15
34 x 27 | 41 x 34 cm | 60 x 51 cm | 150 x 100 cm
2010/2011
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Tokyo
27 x 34 | 34 x 41 cm | 51 x 60 cm | 100 x 150 cm
1982/2011
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Osaka
27 x 34 | 34 x 41 cm | 51 x 60 cm | 100 x 150 cm
1974/2011
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Daido Hysterique No. 8
27 x 34 | 34 x 41 cm | 51 x 60 cm | 100 x 150 cm
1997/2011
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Kagerou (Mayfly)
27 x 34 | 34 x 41 cm | 51 x 60 cm | 100 x 150 cm
1972/2011
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Sea: Hachinohe City
27 x 34 | 34 x 41 cm | 51 x 60 cm | 100 x 150 cm
1990/2011
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Memory Of Dog 2
27 x 34 | 34 x 41 cm | 51 x 60 cm | 100 x 150 cm
1982/2011
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Another Country In New York
27 x 34 | 34 x 41 cm | 51 x 60 cm | 100 x 150 cm
1974/2011
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Lips No. 46
34 x 27 | 41 x 34 cm | 60 x 51 cm | 150 x 100 cm
2004
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Tokyo No. 19
27 x 34 | 34 x 41 cm | 51 x 60 cm | 100 x 150 cm
2004
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Tokyo No. 3
27 x 34 | 34 x 41 cm | 51 x 60 cm | 100 x 150 cm
2004
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Hatano. Kanagawa 1964
27 x 34 | 34 x 41 cm | 51 x 60 cm | 100 x 150 cm
1964/2011
Silver gelatin print

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (after 2005)

2018

“Basically. Forever”, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Japan

2017

“Japanorama. New vision on art since 1970”, Centre Pompidou-Metz, Metz, France

“MÉMOIRE ET LUMIÈRE: PHOTOGRAPHIE JAPONAISE, 1950-2000”, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France

“Living Apart Together: Recent Acquisitions”, Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center, Los Angeles, US

“Autophoto”, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France

“Nobuyoshi Araki, Daido Moriyama, and Kohei Yoshiyuki: Acts of Intimacy: The Erotic Gaze in Japanese Photography”, Walther Collection Project Space, New York, US

2016

“20 Year Anniversary Top Collection: Tokyo Tokyo and TOKYO”, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

“Moved”, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

“Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, US

“Fractured”, Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong, CH

“Japanese Prints and Photographs: Paths through Modernity”, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, US

“Provoke: Between Protest and Performance, Photography in Japan 1960–1975”, Albertina, Vienna; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur; Le Bal, Paris; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

2015

“Jimei X Arles”, Rencontres d’Arles Photography Festival, Xiamen, CH

“Up Close: Erotic Japanese Photography”, Hong Kong Contemporary Art, Hong Kong, CH

“The Provoke Era: Japanese Photography from the Collection of SFMOMA”, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, US

“Faux Amis”, Simon Lee Gallery, London, UK

“Perfect Likeness: Photography and Composition”, Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center, Los Angeles, US

“Sinnliche Ungewissheit: Eine private Sammlung”, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland

“Eye to Eye”, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada

“For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979”, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
traveling to Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York; Japan Society Gallery, New York

“TAKAHASHI COLLECTION: Mirror Neuron”, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

“Something For Everyone”, Hamiltons Gallery, London, UK

2014

“Only The Good Ones: The Snapshot Aesthetic Revisited,” Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, CzechRepublic (catalogue)

“Beauty Of Darkness II”, Galerie Alex Daniels – Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam

2013

“With a Trace: Photographs of Absence,” Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH

“Xerography,” Firstsite, Colchester, Essex, UK

2012

”Junge Menschen (Young People),” Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zürich, Switzerland (catalogue)

“Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde,” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2011

“Longing for Identity: Post war Japanese Photographers,” Yoshii Gallery, New York, NY.

“Daido Moriyama x Mika Ninagawa,” Taka Ishii Gallery, Kyoto and Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto.

“Daido Moriyama: Printing Show – TKY,” Performa at Aperture Gallery, New York, NY

2010

“Twenty Five,” Luhring Augustine, New York, NY

2008

“You Have Seen Their Faces,” Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, CA

“Darkside – Photographic Desire and Sexuality Photographed,” Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur (Zurich), Switzerland (catalogue)

2007

“Portraits,” Luhring Augustine, New York, NY

“EYES OF AN ISLAND, A survey of Japanese photography, 1945-2007,” Michael Hoppen Gallery,London, United Kingdom

2006

“Biennale of Sydney, Zones of Contact,” Sydney, Australia

“Collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

2005

“RISING SUN, MELTING MOON, Contemporary Art in Japan

“The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel of Contemporary Art Vigo Taro Okamoto Museum of Art, Kawasaki, Japan

“CHIKAKU: Time and Memory in Japan,” Kunsthaus Graz & Camera Austria travelling to Museum

“Beyond Light and Shadow The Collection of Kushiro Art Museum: Photographs,” Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido

“Children of the World: Witness for Tomorrow,” The Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan

“MORIYAMA SHINJUKU ARAKI,” Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

“Daido MORIYAMA Nobuyoshi ARAKI ‘Contact Shinjuku Trimming,'” NADiff, Tokyo, Japan

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Albertina, Vienna
Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Culture Center, Los Angeles
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin
Center of Photography, Tokyo Institute of Polytechnics, Tokyo
Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville
Chichu Art Museum, Kagawa
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie, Cologne
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
Fukui Fine Arts Museum, Fukui
Huis Marseille, Museum voor Fotografie, Amsterdam
Japan Foundation, Tokyo
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Kawasaki City Museum, Kawasaki
Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Miyagi Museum of Art, Sendai
Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Museum of Art, Osaka
National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Nihon University, Tokyo
Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Shimane Art Museum, Matsue
Tate Modern, London
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo
Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, Yamaguchi
Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama