Photography

Daido Moriyama/ Daido Moriyama

Japan 1938

Photography

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Daido Moriyama
Daido Moriyama
Male
Japan
1938

Daido Moriyama is a prolific Japanese artist, well-known as a photographer, graphic designer, and writer.  His photographs epitomize wabi-sabi, the Japanese aesthetic of finding beauty in imperfection. Moriyama focuses in on the lost and the discarded, and finds echoes of living through the breakdown of traditional values in post-war Japan.

Moriyama was born in 1938 in Ikeda City, Osaka, Japan. He studied photography at the Takeji Iwamiya studio in Osaka before moving to Tokyo in 1961 to meet the members of VIVO. Moriyama became an assistant to Eikoh Hosoe (Japanese, b.1933), and gained access to the Tokyo photo world through this position.

In 1968, Moriyama produced a collection of photographs, Nippon gekijo shashincho, in high-contrast, in which he focused on the indigenous world or the few indigenous things that had not been corrupted by the rapidly industrializing world. Around the same time he produced this collection, he began to draw the attention of many young and aggressive artists, most of them photographers, by becoming involved in the group magazine Provoke. Other artists who also participated in this group magazine project include Koji Tagi (Japanese, b.1928), Yutaka Takanashi (Japanese, b.1935), Takuma Nakahira (Japanese, b.1938), and Takahiko Okada (Japanese, b.1939). Apart from Provoke, Moriyama also contributed to other magazines, such as Camera Mainichi, Asahi Journal, and Asahi Camera.

His collections of photographs, which portray vivid physical sensibility, are numerous and include Hikari, Karyudo, and Nakaji eno tabi. Moriyama has an uncanny ability of discovering isolated and often neglected parts of cities and exposing them to the world through his photographs. In addition, most of his photographs, which mainly consist of familiar objects and scenes, are viewed in harsh brilliance.

In the 1970s, Moriyama was plagued by personal problems and was not productive in matters of art, only regaining focus in the early 1980s, and even being awarded the Photographer of the Year Award by the Photography Society (Shashin Kyokai). He has exhibited in various institutions, such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1999 and the New York Museum of Modern Art in 1974.

Moriyama currently lives and works in Tokyo.



YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2013Hunter of light Aura Gallery, Beijing, ChinaSolo
2013Daido Moriyama and William Klein and William Klein Tate Modern, London, EnglandGroup
2012VIEWPOINT , A closer look at showing Huis Marseille Museum voor Fotografie, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsGroup
2012Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde Museum of Modern Art, New York, USAGroup
2012Hunter of Light Aura Gallery, Beijing, ChinaSolo
2011Daido Moriyama: On the road The National Museum of Art, Osaka, JapanSolo
2011Daido Moriyama: Itinérances. Mémoires de la lumière Polka Galerie, Paris, FranceSolo
2010Daido Moriyama Luhring Augustine, New York, USASolo
2010UntitledMichael Hoppen Gallery, London, EnglandSolo
2010Tsugaru Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
2010route.20 Olympus Photo Gallery, Tokyo & Osaka, JapanSolo
2010Snapshots Cast Their Spell Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2010126 Polaroid: Encounter from Goodbye Yokohama Museum of Art, Yokohama, JapanGroup
20108th International Photo Triennial Esslingen Esslingen, GermanyGroup
2010Caochangdi PhotoSpring festival Three Shadows Photo Art Centre, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2010The World Through My Eyes Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Modena, ItalyGroup
2009Goodbye Polaroid cafechocolat, Kyoto, travelling to Gallery Inoue, Osaka, Japan Ginza ,Group
2009DIGITAL RING CUBE, Tokyo, JapanSolo
2009Light&Shadow BLD Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
2009Around Magazine Work 1965-1974 NADiff a p a r t, Tokyo, Japan Solo
2009Hokkaido Miyanomori Art Museum Sapporo Yubari Art Museum, Arte Piazza Bibai, Parco Sapporo, Japan Solo
2008The 80s, Vintage Prints Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, USASolo
2008bye-bye polaroid Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2008Shinjuku Tokyo, Studio Guenzani, Milano, ItalyGroup
2008Polaroid Galerie Alex Daniels, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsGroup
2008DAIDO RETROSPECTIVE 1965-2005 DAIDO HAWAII, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2008Asian Dub Photography Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, ItalyGroup
2008Daido Moriyama and Miguel Rio Branco Photographic Exhibition, A Quiet Gaze, Echoing Worlds Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2008Dark side Fotomuseum, Zurich, SwitzerlandGroup
2008PARAISOS INDEFINIDOS Centro de Fotografia Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, SpainGroup
2008You Have Seen Their Faces Gallery Luisotti, Santa Monica, USAGroup
2008Hearts and Flowers, Hiromitsu Morimoto, Daido Moriyama, Janos Vlachy Tepper Takayama Fine Arts, Boston, USAGroup
2007At Leisure: Daido Moriyama, Shomei Tomatsu, Evandro Teixeira and others Teppa Takayama, Boston, USAGroup
2007Portraits Luhring Augustine, New York, USAGroup
2007EYES OF AN ISLAND: A survey of Japanese photography, 1945-2007 Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
2007Vintage prints from the 1960s and 70's Galleri Riis, Oslo, NorwayGroup
2007Hawaii Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2007Daido Moriyama Retrospectiva desde 1965Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Sevilla, SpainGroup
2007PortraitsLuhring Augustine, New York, USAGroup
2006itRAT HOLE GALLERY, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2006shinjuku 1973, 25pmTaka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2006Daido MoriyamaFoam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, The NetherlandsGroup
2006Biennale of SydneyZones of Contact, Sydney, AustraliaGroup
2006Collection of the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporainMuseum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2006Saints and Sinners: Images and BooksTepper Takayama, Boston, USAGroup
2005Beyond Light and Shadow: The Collection of Kushiro Art Museum: Photographs Kushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido, JapanGroup
2005Children of the World: Witness for TomorrowThe Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2005Buenos Aires Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2005Buenos Aires epSITE Epson Imaging Gallery, Tokyo, Japan Group
2005Buenos AiresGallery D's, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, JapanGroup
2005Daido MoriyamaGallery RAKU, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Kyoto, JapanGroup
2005Vintage and Modern PrintsGalerie Bob van Orsouw, Zurich, SwitzerlandGroup
2005Beyond Light and Shadow, The Collection of Kushiro Art Museum: PhotographsKushiro Art Museum, Hokkaido, JapanGroup
2005Children of the World: Witness for TomorrowThe Bunkamura Museum, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2005MORIYAMA, SHINJUKU, ARAKITokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2005Daido MORIYAMA + Nobuyoshi ARAKIContact, Shinjuku,Trimming, NADiff, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2005RISING SUN, MELTING MOONContemporary Art in Japan, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, IsraelGroup
2005CHIKAKU: Time and Memory in JapanKunsthaus Graz & Camera, AustriaGroup
2005Wilderness!LOGOS gallery, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2005Tokyo Reflex New Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsGroup
2005Tokyo Reflex New Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsGroup
200410 Year Anniversary ExhibitionTaka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2004Art Cologne 2004, Cologne, GermanySoloGroup
2004Remix Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris, France Group
2004DAIDO MORIYAMA: Colour prints and vintagesGalerie Priska, Cologne, GermanyGroup
2004Daido Moriyama MARUZEN Marunouchi Gallery, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2004Daido MoriyamaShine Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
2004CHIKAKU: Time and Memory in JapanKunsthaus Graz & Camera AustriaGroup
2004Rencontres D'Arles 2004Arles, FranceGroup
200410 Year Anniversary Exhibition Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2003Japan: Contemporary Ceramics and Photography Deichtorhallen Hamburg, GermanyGroup
2003Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris, FranceSoloGroup
2003Moriyama Daido 1965-2003 Shimane Art Museum, Shimane, JapanGroup
2002Photonesia Naha City Public Gallery, Okinawa, JapanGroup
2002inside the white cube: Antipodes White Cube, London, EnglandGroup
2002Daido Moriyama: Shinjuku - Platform - Light & Shadow The Museum of Contemporary Art, Nagoya, JapanGroup
200271 - NY Roth Horowitz, New York, USAGroup
2002Platform, Light and Shadow Daiwa Radiator Factory, Hiroshima, JapanGroup
2002ShinjukuTaka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, JapanGroup
2002Photonesia Naha City Public Gallery, Okinawa, JapanGroup
2001Open City: Street photographs since 1950 Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, EnglandGroup
2001UntitledMuseo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao, SpainGroup
2001UntitledHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.Group
2001Daido Moriyama: Stray Dog Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, USAGroup
2001Open City: Street photographs since 1950 Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, EnglandGroup
2001UntitledMuseo de Bellas Artes, Bilbao, SpainGroup
2000Passage Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
2000Daido Moriyama: Stray Dog Fotomuseum Winterthur, SwitzerlandSolo
1999Rafflesia Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
1999Tono Story Taka Ishii Gallery, Los Angeles, USASolo
1999Tokyo Colors The Deep Gallery, Paris, FranceSolo
1999Daido Moriyama: Stray Dog San Francisco MOMA, San Francisco, USASolo
1998Fragments Parco Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
1998Osaka Taka Ishii Gallery, Los Angeles, USASolo
1997Osaka Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
1997Polaroid Polaroid Polaroid Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
1996UntitledFigure Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, JapanGroup
1995Museum of Modern Art Tokyo and Photography 1953-1995 Museum of Modern Art Tokyo Film Center, Tokyo, JapanGroup
1995Photo City Tokyo Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, JapanGroup
1995Peeping Out Place M, Tokyo, JapanSolo
1995Imitation Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
1994Moriyama Daido Photo Exhibition On Sunday‘s, Tokyo, JapanSolo
1994Place M Opening Exhibition Place M, Tokyo, JapanGroup
1993Moriyama Daido Photo Exhibition Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, USASolo
1993Moriyama Daido: Photo Installation On Sunday‘s, Tokyo, JapanSolo
1992Moriyama Daido: Works of 1970s Il Tempo, Tokyo, JapanSolo
1992Japanese Pop Art 1969 Fukui Art Museum, Fukui, JapanGroup
1991Beyond Japan Barbican Art Gallery, London, EnglandGroup
1991Japanese Photography in Memories Frozen in Time 1970's Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, JapanGroup
1990Fotofest '90 Houston, USAGroup
1990The Past and The Present of Photography Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, JapanGroup
1990Photography and Climatology Miyagi Museum of Art, Miyagi, JapanGroup
1990Photography Contest Document Toyama, Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, JapanGroup
1990Moriyama Daido Photo Exhibition Zeit Photo Salon, Tokyo, JapanSolo
1989Internationale Foto-Triennale Esslingen, GermanyGroup
1989Eleven Photographers 1965-1975 Yamaguchi Prefectural Museum of Art, Yamaguchi, JapanGroup
1989Orientalism White Museum (World Design Expo '89), USAGroup
1988Japanese Contemporary Photographers Prague, Czech RepublicGroup
1987Japanese Contemporary Photography Rochester, USAGroup
1986Fotografia Japonesa Contemporanea Madrid, SpainGroup
1985Black Sun: The Eyes of Four Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, EnglandGroup
1982Light and Shadow The Last Part, Konishiroku Photo Gallery, Tokyo, JapanGroup
1981Light and Shadow Nagase Photo Salon, Tokyo, JapanGroup
1981Moriyama Daido Photo Exhibition Zeit Photo Salon, Tokyo, JapanGroup
1980Japan Fotogalerie in FORUM STADTPARK, Graz, AustriaGroup
1979Japan: A Self-Portrait International Center of Photography, New York, USAGroup
1978Tsugaru Straits CAMP, Tokyo, JapanGroup
1978Niigata City CAMP, Tokyo, JapanGroup
1977Tokyo Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo, JapanGroup
1976Goshogawara Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo, JapanGroup
1976Moriyama Daido Photo Exhibition Shadai Gallery, Tokyo, JapanGroup
1976Whistle if You Need Me CAMP, Tokyo, JapanGroup
1976Neue Fotografie aus Japan Municipal Museum of Graz, Graz, AustriaGroup
1975A History of Japanese Modern Photography Seibu Museum, Tokyo, JapanGroup
1974Tales of Tono Ginza Nikon Salon, Tokyo, JapanGroup
1974New Japanese Photography Museum of Modern Art, New York, USAGroup
1974Fifteen Photographers Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, JapanGroup