300 x 249 mm
Celebrating Daido Moriyama’s 2019 Hasselblad Award in a concise overview, with testimonies from his many collaborators and admirers
With its generous image flow, this book celebrates Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama (born 1938) as the 2019 Hasselblad Award winner and his highly influential, lifelong, radical and authentic approach to photography. A Diary draws on his daily photographic expeditions, resulting in a body of work charged with fragments, repetitions, chance and chaos. His production of images is enormous, and whereas some photographs have become iconic and reappear in numerous books and exhibitions, it is always possible to encounter more unknown works.
In order to exemplify the long-term and wide-range impact of Daido Moriyama’s photography, this publication not only presents an overview and analysis of his work by Sandra Phillips, but it also includes shorter personal notes from people who have encountered and worked with him over the years, such as Simon Baker, Mark Holborn, Hervé Chandès, Nick Rhodes and Ishiuchi Miyako.
About the Artist
Born 1938 in Osaka. After working as an assistant for photographers Takeji Iwamiya and Eikoh Hosoe, he went independent in 1964. He has been publishing his works in photography magazines among others, and received a New Artist Award from the Japan Photo Critics Association for Japan: A Photo Theater in 1967. Between 1968 and ’70 he was involved in the photo fanzine Provoke, and his style of grainy, high-contrast images that came to be referred to as “are, bure, boke” (grainy, blurry, out-of-focus) made an impact on the realm of photography.
About the Publisher
The Hasselblad Foundation is a unique platform for photography in the Nordic region. The photographic research and exhibitions complement each other and are closely tied through publications as well as frequent symposiums. The Hasselblad Center is located in the Göteborg Museum of Art.