PHOTOGRAPHERS IN FOCUS: DAIDO MORIYAMA

Japan's legendary street photographer Daido Moriyama has gained an international cult following for his uncompromising, grainy black-and-white images of Tokyo’s bustling streets. Going against the grain of tradition in photography, his high-contrast, distorted imagery and raw-verging-on-sordid content has influenced the work of countless photographers. The disintegrating traditions and hyper-modernization of post-war Japan echo through the output of the 77-year old artist, photographer and documentarian. A new documentary from Italian director Andrea Cossu delves into the world of the master photographer’s often-overlooked color works. Shot mostly on commission for magazines between the late 1960s through to the early 1980s — from design and photography publications to Playboy — the saturated snaps capture an entirely different view of the vibrant Japanese metropolis.

Via Nowness

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