Daido Moriyama "I. Retrospective 1965-2005" & "II. Hawaii"

Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography

poster for Daido Moriyama "I. Retrospective 1965-2005" & "II. Hawaii"

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography is pleased to announce that it will be holding a two-part exhibition of the work of Daido Moriyama under the titles "Ⅰ. Retrospective 1965-2005" and "Ⅱ. Hawaii."
Moriyama started working as a freelance photographer in 1963, publishing his ‘Yokosuka’ series in the ‘Camera Mainichi’ monthly magazine in 1965. He continued to publish his work in various photography magazines. The high-contrast, grainy images he produced during the sixties and seventies were often criticized as 'coarse, camera-shaken and blurred', but they were to cause a revolution in the Japanese photographic world. Constantly questioning the meaning of photography, all his photographic series -- "Japan, A Photo Theater" (1968), the controversial "Farewell Photography" (1972) which examined photographic expression, "Light and Shadow" (1982) which marked his comeback after a creative slump, and his latest, "Hawaii" (2007) -- all attracted much attention.
Capturing daily life in the form of ‘snapshots’ taken in the street, his powerful works stir up emotions such as desire, loneliness and unease in the viewer. This exhibition comprises two sections, one tracing the career of this world-famous photographer and the other showing his current work. We hope that you will enjoy this opportunity to view the entire body of work of this unique photographer who explored the very essence of photography.

-Floor Lecture
The curator in charge will provide an explanation of the exhibits at 14:00 on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Anybody with a valid entrance ticket for the day is welcome to attend.
*Japanese only

-Series of Discussions with Daido Moriyama
May 23rd (Fri) 18:00-20:00
with Shinro Otake (artist)
Moderator: Michiko Kasahara (curator, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography)
May 24th (Sat) 18:00-20:00
with Koji Taki (art and photography critic)
Moderator: Minoru Shimizu (associate professor, Doshisha University)
May 30th (Sat) 18:00-20:00
with Shigenori Kanehira (journalist and president of TBS News)
Moderator: Tomoko Okabe (curator, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography)
※Changes may be made to listed participants.
※For further details of the contents and participation, please refer to the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography official website.
*Japanese only



From 2008-05-13 To 2008-06-29


Daido Moriyama



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