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Daido Moriyama has a self-proclaimed addiction to cities. At age 73, his work still shares the same inclination to record his surroundings as his earliest pictures, taken during the dramatic transformation of 1960s post-war Japan. Moriyama used his camera to document the American military occupation of his country and the dissolution of traditional values experienced alongside accelerated modernization. In a process he maintains today, Moriyama shot with a small hand-held automatic camera, rarely with attention to the viewfinder. In his depictions of city life, Moriyama documents cultural change and chaotic urban experience, typically in grainy, black-and-white, high-contrast images, which he prints himself. Early influences include photographers Eikoh Hosoe, Eugène Atget, Weegee, and William Klein, all who shared a similar affection for the dynamics of city life.


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Photography, Record no. 1, Daido Moriyama

Record no. 1

Daido Moriyama

Photography - 17 x 24 cm Photography - 6.7 x 9.4 inch

$3,046

Photography, Record No.6, Daido Moriyama

Record No.6

Daido Moriyama

Photography - 17 x 24 cm Photography - 6.7 x 9.4 inch

$3,046

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The year of birth of the artist is: 1938