Foto Colectania Foundation, with the main collaboration of the Banco Sabadell Foundation, the exhibition DAIDO MORIYAMA: A Diary, curated by Sara Walker and Louise Wolthers, around the figure of the iconic Japanese photographer, who has been awarded in 2019 with the prestigious Hasselblad award.
Moriyama is one of Japan’s most renowned photographers, celebrated for his radical approach to both medium and subject. Moriyama’s images embrace a highly subjective but authentic approach. Reflecting a harsh vision of city life and its chaos of everyday existence and unusual characters, his work occupies a unique space between the illusory and the real. Moriyama became the most prominent artist to emerge from the short-lived yet profoundly influential Provoke movement, which played an important role in liberating photography from tradition and interrogating the very nature of the medium. His bold, uncompromising style has helped engender widespread recognition of Japanese photography within an international context.
Daido Moriyama earned himself a reputation early on as a provocative street photographer, but his work also bears witness to the fact that a life contains many days of so many different encounters and emotional states, from despair to tenderness, from the dirty to the clean. The photographs in this exhibition stems from nearly fifty years of image creation, which cannot be read chronologically or in thematic groupings.
A Diary is a room full of numerous layers of a real life: Daido Moriyama's life is his images.
The photographs of this exhibition come from the Hasselblad Foundation in Gothenburg (Sweden), which produced the exhibition on the occasion of the award of the prestigious Hasselblad Award to Daido Moriyama in 2019. The prolific and influential Japanese artist has won the award, considered the Nobel Prize for photography, the year the Hasselblad Foundation celebrates its 40th anniversary.
Exhibition produced by the Hasselblad Foundation:
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