Attractive hardback catalogue published to accompany the solo exhibition at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain from December 2015 to March 2016. Moriyama invented a new visual language in his work from the mid- 1960s onwards. Frenetic and tormented, it depicted a reality that was grainy, blurry and out-of-focus. In 2004, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain organized a landmark solo exhibition of Moriyama’s black and white work. His lesser-known colour photography will feature in this latest exhibition. Depicting underground neighbourhoods in the Japanese capital – a favorite location for the photographer – these exclusively colour images reference the motifs that are omnipresent in the artist’s work, as well as his penchant for textures and shaky compositions. Interesting selection of contemporary Moriyama material shot in Tokyo split between colour and black&white using two differing paper stocks.
Daidō Moriyama (born October 10, 1938) is a Japanese photographer noted for his images depicting the breakdown of traditional values in post-war Japan. Moriyama received the Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement from the International Center of Photography in New York.
The non-profit Fondation Cartier in Paris, from its Jean Nouvel designed building, is a center for the creation and exposition of contemporary art.