Fracture: Daido Moriyama
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90036
T: +1 323 857 60 00
Photographer Daido Moriyama (Japan, 1938) first became known in the mid-1960s with his gritty depictions of Japanese urban life. His extensive oeuvre has been for the most part a love letter to Tokyo where businessmen, tourists, prostitutes and hipsters jostle the brightly lit streets. His strikingly grainy black and white images harness this cocktail of rawness and power, its electric energy and its seedy underbelly.
Fracture: Daido Moriyama at the LCMA presents an array of the artists black-and-white photographs from over the years, as well as a series of more recent color work taken in Tokyo. A selection of his photo books — Moriyama has published more than forty — highlights the artist’s highly influential involvement with reproduction media and experimentation of the printed page. Moriyama’s long list of achievements illustrates a daring exploration into the mystery of urban landscapes, as well as a radical experimentation of photography as a whole.
Daido Moriyama has been featured earlier by GUP here.