"Moriyama’s images embrace a highly subjective but authentic approach. Reflecting a harsh vision of city life and its chaos of everyday existence and unusual characters, his work occupies a unique space between the illusory and the real. Moriyama became the most prominent artist to emerge from the short-lived yet profoundly influential Provoke movement, which played an important role in liberating photography from tradition and interrogating the very nature of the medium."
The award ceremony will take place in Gothenburg on October 13. A solo exhibition will open at the Hasselblad Center the following day, coinciding with a symposium and release of a monograph published by Walther König.