Daido Moriyama: Reflection and Refraction
Published on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Reflection and Refraction Daido Moriyama’ in autumn 2012, this book presents work by the noted Japanese photographer, whose characteristically high contrast, grainy, and black-and-white style of imagery is beautifully reproduced here on finely textured paper and in full-page proportions. Moriyama’s work is often associated with the depiction of the breakdown of traditional values in post-war Japan, reflecting the country and cultural climate that emerged out of the total destruction of 1945. A critical text by Hisako Motoo offers keen insight into his motivations. Also included are short texts by Satoshi Machiguchi and Moriyama himself.