DAIDO MORIYAMA

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REVIEW: Daido Moriyama – “Labryinth” (2012)

By Owen Campbell for ASX, February 2014 Life, in Daido Moriyama’s Labyrinth, is a succession of small, dark, dirty spaces that lead nowhere but to each other. There are patterns apparent to those willing to stay inside long enough but they fall short of recursion; they will not lead you out of the Labyrinth or […]

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DAIDO MORIYAMA: “Tights and Lips”

  One of the most revered living Japanese photographers, Daido Moriyama’s work is saturated with the melancholic beauty of life at its most ordinary. His photographs epitomize wabi-sabi, the Japanese aesthetic of finding beauty in imperfection. Moriyama focuses in on the lost and the discarded, and finds echoes of living through the breakdown of traditional […]

ASX.TV: Daido Moriyama – “Reaching Out the Senses” (2012)

ASX.TV: Daido Moriyama – “Reaching Out the Senses” (2012)

Daido Moriyama first came to prominence in the mid-1960s with his gritty depictions of Japanese urban life. His intense and intimate approach often incorporates high contrast, graininess, and tilted vantages to convey the fragmentary nature of modern realities. Born in Ikeda, Osaka, Daido Moriyama first trained in graphic design before taking up photography. Moving to […]

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ASX INTERVIEW: Koji Onaka – “Interview with Koji Onaka” (2013)

From Twin Boat, @ Koji Onaka. Vladimir Gintoff interviews Koji Onaka for ASX, May 2013, at Dashwood Books. Miwa Susuda translated for Koji Onaka. Onaka’s most recent book, Twin Boat, was published this year by Session Press. Miwa Susuda was the book’s editor. “Published ten years after the release of Onaka’s seminal book Slow Boat […]

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DAIDO MORIYAMA: “FAREWELL PHOTOGRAPHY” (1972)

“At that time I was frustrated with everything, including photography – particularly my own. There was a sense of irritation generally in the air, so I just thought ‘let’s completely deconstruct photography’.” – Daido Moriyama

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ASX.TV: Daido Moriyama – “The Mighty Power” (2013)

From Nowness – Daido Moriyama: The Mighty Power Acclaimed Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama’s sensual approach to the urban landscape is revealed in this edifying short by the Hong Kong-based filmmaker Ringo Tang. Now in his 70s, Moriyama shot to fame when his grainy black-and-white images depicting a post-war Japan in flux won the country’s New […]

ASX.TV: Daido Moriyama – “The Silk Screen Workshop” (2012)

ASX.TV: Daido Moriyama – “The Silk Screen Workshop” (2012)

  On December 15th, 2012, Polka Galerie had the honour to host Daido Moriyama for an extraordinary event: The Silkscreen Workshop. During an entire afternoon, the Japanese master, who came to Paris especially for this, helped the workshop participants create a silkscreen. In an atmosphere reminiscent of a factory, the “apprentice-for-a-day” chose one of five […]

ASX.TV: Daido Moriyama – “Shinjuku Exhibition” (2012)

ASX.TV: Daido Moriyama – “Shinjuku Exhibition (Japanese)” (2012)

「新宿」らしい路地裏を新たな拠点の一つとしてチャプトの移転リニューアルを果たした事を機に、「新宿」を独自の視点で切り取った作品をこれまで数多く発表してきた写真家・森山大道氏とコラボレーションが生まれた。創業以降、あらゆるカウンターカルチャーをその背景としながら「tシャツ」を媒体としてアートを発信し続けてきた西海岸生まれのクロージングブランドstussyと、路上から世界へ通ずる前衛的な作品を撮り続けている森山大道氏の異色二者がタッグを組み、「新宿」を名題としたtシャツのリリースと写真展での模様を公開。

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ASX.TV: Daido Moriyama – “In Pictures” (2012)

Daido Moriyama uses an ordinary compact camera and never stops shooting. He is one of Japan’s most celebrated photographers. In this film, Daido Moriyama “In Pictures”, we are invited into his studio and takes us on a walk around the atmospheric Shinjuku neighbourhood, his home from home in Tokyo.

ASX.TV: Daido Moriyama – “An Evening with Daido Moriyama” (2011)

ASX.TV: Daido Moriyama – “An Evening with Daido Moriyama” (2011)

  #21 – Daido Moriyama http://www.japansociety.org/webcast/an-evening-with-daido-moriyama Before his discussion at Japan Society and re-staging of PRINTING SHOW at Aperture Foundation in New York City, we sat down with iconic Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama to talk about his career, interests and future projects.

ASX.TV: Daido Moriyama – “PRINTING SHOW – TKY” (2011)

ASX.TV: Daido Moriyama – “PRINTING SHOW – TKY” (2011)

Aperture Executive Director Chris Boot speaks with Daido Moriyama and Ivan Vartanian about PRINTING SHOW – TKY. Organized by Ivan Vartanian, PRINTING SHOW is a recreation of Daido Moriyama’s 1974 performance of the same name. Following the format of the original performance as closely as possible, in lieu of prints mounted on the gallery walls, […]

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TAKASHI HOMMA: “Adrift in the City of Superflat” (2010)

Adrift in the city of superflat By Marc Feustel, Originally published in FOAM Magazine, brought to ASX by FOAM During the extraordinarily turbulent and dynamic post-war period , Tokyo became a great photographic city: a city with a distinctive, immediately recognizable photographic aesthetic. Just as Paris’s visual identity became intrinsically linked to the humanist photography […]

ASX.TV: Shinjuku – “Memory of Gallery Kaido” (1988-1992)

ASX.TV: Shinjuku – “Memory of Gallery Kaido” (1988-1992)

This is old gallery KAIDO’s slide show. That little photo gallery was managed by Koji Onaka and Susumu Fujita from 1988 until 1992 in Shinjuku. Onaka was opening solo exhibition”Seitaka awadachiso”almost every month. A lot of famous photographer came there, Daido Moriyama,Masahisa Fukase,Takuma Nakahira,Miyako Ishiuchi,Asako Narahashi and Michitaka Ota of Sokyu sha etc….

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DAIDO MORIYAMA: Daido Moriyama: Investigations of a Dog” (1999)

Stray Dog, Misawa, Aomori, 1971 By Leo Rubinfien, Art in America, October, 1999 The photographer Daido Moriyama, whose first U.S. retrospective is now on view in New York, has spent the last 35 years elaborating a somber, alienated vision of postwar Japan. Moriyama is the author of over 20 books of photographs–notably Nippon Theatre (1968), […]

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DAIDO MORIYAMA: “Daido Moriyama – Photographer” (2000)

By David Levi Strauss, originally published in ArtForum, March, 2000 “Less art and more truth.” I remember that motto scrawled across a wall in the Robert Frank retrospective at the Whitney Museum in 1995-96. The idea that anyone would use photography to try to tell the truth seems preposterous these days, but Frank has been […]