The definitive edition selected and edited by the photographer himself from “Osaka +” (Getsuyosha, 2007) and a group of works including unrecorded works.
Shooting year = around 1996. Essays at the end of the book “About Osaka” (Japanese), “Dark Pictures” (English), with chronology.
Osaka, which is the origin of all of Daido Moriyama: “Osaka is an endlessly nostalgic place for me, who has been in Tokyo for 55 years since I came to Tokyo. Because the image of the city can be seen. “
- Release Date:
- September, 2016
- Japanese & English
Born in Ikeda City, Osaka Prefecture in 1938. After working as a graphic designer, he became an assistant to photographers Takeji Iwamiya and Eikoh Hosoe, and became independent in 1964. He published the 1968 photobook “Nippon Theater Photobook” and the 1972 photobook “Goodbye Photographs”. It shook the photographic world with a radical expression that overturned the conventional wisdom of existing photography, featuring rough particles called are-bure-bokeh, a blurry screen that was out of focus, and a tilted composition with no viewfinder. The evaluation extends to the art world both inside and outside the country, and large-scale exhibitions are held all over the world.