Today we want to share the fantastic video that was published a few days ago on the Facebook channel Full Frame with the photographs of Daido Moriyama and add the start of the text that the curators wrote about our exhibition in Barcelona:
“From darkness to dawn and then another darkness again. Even the photographs taken during the day seem to have been taken sometime after midnight. This is the ambiguity of Moriyama's images. Some of them are so crude that they seem unreal, although they portray very real scenes and situations. It is an artistic language and a way of living.
The title of the exhibition "A diary" indicates his continuous daily photographic expeditions, which he pointed out in an abundance of images and memories. Moriyama began this incessant chronicle as a child, even though at the time he did not use a camera. Moriyama describes how he wandered the streets with a harmonica in his pocket. A kind of talisman, and like the camera later, the kind of object that allows you to observe the world while using it: you don't need to speak when you play the harmonica and you don't have to speak when you take photos discreetly.”
Sara Walker and Louise Wolthers. 'Daido Moriyama. A newspaper - Hasselblad Prize 2019, Hasselblad Foundation / Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2020'