List of photobooks by Moriyama, Daido

Daidō Moriyama (森山大道) is a Japanese photographer, born October 10, 1938 near Osaka. His photographs testify to the evolution of customs in Japan in the second half of the twentieth century.
Photo: © Sebastian Mayer

Daidō Moriyama (森山大道) is a Japanese photographer, born October 10, 1938 near Osaka. His photographs testify to the evolution of customs in Japan in the second half of the twentieth century.
Photo: © Sebastian Mayer

Moriyama is first interested in painting before turning definitively to photography. In 1961, at the age of 21, he moved to Tokyo where he became the assistant of Eikō Hosoe, one of the founders of the agency Vivo. He was part of the group "Provoke", gathered around the magazine of the same name, in the late 60s.

He works in Japan and New York, but his favorite district is Shinjuku, with its narrow streets where all layers of the population mix. He likes to walk there, to take pictures of the same places over and over again, and play with his memory and memories. When he wanders, Moriyama enters, so to speak, in a trance, his whole body on the lookout. He turns into a hunter of images or, to use his own words, a stray dog.

One of his most famous photographs is that of a blind beggar on the Tokyo subway. At the moment of the click, he looks at the photographer, he was a real beggar, but a fake blind man.

Moriyama is best known for his black-and-white photographs, with marked contrasts and strong grain. His pictures are original, and he likes to play with complex layers, for example by incorporating into his photos the inscriptions of the city, the reflections of windows or advertising images, more or less faded. Sometimes his photos seem flawed because they can be blurry or overexposed.


Bibliography: Already published photo books / monographs


2012 Paris 88/89,
2010 Daido Moriyama : Record 14, 15, 16 & 17
2008 Yashi
2007 Tales of Tono
        Record no. 7
        Erotica,
        Osaka Plus
        Hawaii
        Kagero & Colors,
        Record no. 8
        Snap (Record extra issue No. 1)
2006 Farewell Photography,
        It,
        t-82,
        Record no. 6
        Shinjuku Plus
2005 Lettre à St. Lou
        Buenos Aires
        Tokyo Reflex
        Shinjuku 19XX-20XX
        Wilderness!
2004 Daido Moriyama, The Complete Works vols 2-4,
        Memories of a Dog
        Daido Moriyama
        Remix Kamel
2003 Daido Moriyama
        Daido Moriyama
2002 Daido Moriyama
        transit
        Shinjuku
        '71- NY Daido Moriyama
        Platform
2001 The Japanese Box - Edition facsimile de six rares publications de l'époque
        Memories of a Dog - Places in My Memory, the final (nouvelle édition, revue)
        Memories of a Dog - Places in My Memory (nouvelle édition, revue)
2000 Past is every time new, the future is always nostalgic
1999 Color 2
        Visions of Japan: Daido Moriyama
        Dream of water
        Passage
1998 Memories of a Dog - Places in My Memory, the final Asahi
        Fragments
1997 Hunter (reprint)
        Moriyama Daidō Nihon no shashinka 37.
        Daido hysteric Osaka No.8
1995 A Dialogue with Photography (nouvelle édition, revue)
        From / Toward Photography
        Imitation
        A Dog's Time
        Japan, A Photo Theater (nouvelle édition)
1994 Daido hysteric No.6
1993 Color
        Daido hysteric No.4
1990 Lettre à St. Lou
1989 Moriyama Daidō 1970-1979
1987 A Journey to Nakaji,
1985 A Dialogue with Photography
1984 Memories of a Dog - Places in My Memory
1982 Light and Shadow
1978 Japan, A Photo Theater II
1976 Tales of Tono.
1974 Another Country
1972-73 Documentary 1-5.

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  • Quick view Moriyama, Daido
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    Publisher's presentation : "The book before you contains five of the seventeen essays by writer Shūji Terayama that make up Life on the Wrong Side of Town: Sports Edition, which orginally appeared as a series in the magazine Mondai Shosetsu (« Problem Novels », published by Tokuma Shoten) in 1975 and was then published as a single volume by Shinyosha in...

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  • .Sold out.This limited edition, offered in 3 different versions (TypeA and TypeB, plus an already sold out Special Edition), is the outcome of the latest of Daido Moriyama's "printing show". We are offering here the "red" version a room_TypeB; you will find the "blue" version a room_TypeA through the "Suggestions" tab. 44 pages - Softcover Akio Nagasawa,...

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    .Sold out.This limited edition, offered in 3 different versions (TypeA and TypeB, plus an already sold out Special Edition), is the outcome of the latest of Daido Moriyama's "printing show". We are offering here the "blue" version a room_TypeA; you will find the "red" version a room_TypeB through the "Suggestions" tab. 44 pages - Softcover Akio Nagasawa,...

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  • .Sold out.Facsimile of Another Country in New York, published in 2013.The original edition from 1974 is probably one of the most expensive and most sought-after photobook today.Just as the original, this edition is made out of Xerox copies and inserted in a silkscreen cover.Images of New York city made by Moriyama in 1971.We offer two copies of this book...

  • .Copy sold.Adapted from the presentation of the TKY event on the Aperture website: "«PRINTING SHOW» was a recreation of Daido Moriyama’s 1974 performance of the same name. [...] Visitors to the gallery found the photographer stationed at a photocopy machine duplicating his photographic prints. As was done forty years before, these photocopied sheets were...

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