Artist of the moment….Photographer Daido Moriyama

Daido Moriyama is contemporary photographer born in Ikeda, Osaka, Japan in the year 1938. His work focuses on the cultural changes that have taken place over his lifetime in Japanese culture. His work features a high contrast of light and dark and usually a fun shape like the curve of a leg with knitting or the silhouette of a mannequin.

For his artistic education Moriyama attended the Takeji Iwamiya studio in Osaka, Japan where he studied photography.

Below a great montage of photographs by Moriyama. I enjoy the grainy result of his black and white photographs.

The location of many of the images shot by Moriyama is in Tokyo, Japan.

In this clip the artist talks about some of his more erotic works shot in the streets of Tokyo, Japan. And a short bio, another great film clip from the Tate.

price range information: Works range from $1,000 to $51,000.

In this clip we revisit a 1974 idea for a show. The idea that photography or a silkscreen is to be created on the spot, what a unique idea for a photography exhibition. This idea was recreated for one day in 2012 at the Tate Modern. Moriyama tells us the goals of this show and its recreation.

Daido Moriyama currently lives and works out of Tokyo, Japan.


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