Sunday, May 5, 2013

Daido Moriyama at 6th FotoBookFestival - Kassel

The 6th FotoBookFestival in Kassel which runs 24th to 27th of October presents Daido Moriyama.

Daido Moriyama is one of the most important living photographers and photobook makers of current times. His career began during the sixties in Tokyo, where he became a member of the influential Provoke group that created the most important style of Japanese post-war avantgarde photography. His oeuvre plays a central part in the establishment of Japanese photography as one of the important creative developments in the history of photography. In more than 50 years, Moriyama gained fame through his coarse, contrast-rich, partly unfocussed and highly grainy black-and-white photography, in which he deals which urban experiences, especially around the streets of Tokyo. His immense influence on young Japanese artists continues to date.

 Apart from black and white photography, Moriyama works with color, Polaroid’s, screen-printing, film, texts and installation. His fame is predominantly due to the more than 150 photobooks that he has continuously published - including masterpieces like Japan - A Photo Theatre (1968), Farewell Photography (1972), Light and Shadow (1982) and Shinjuku (2002).

More HERE on the FotoBookFestival website.

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