DAIDO MORIYAMA was born in Osaka, Japan in 1938 and currently lives and works in Tokyo. He has had major solo shows at international institutions including Tate Modern, London; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the National Museum of Art, Osaka; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; and most recently at the Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris, in 2016. His works are in prominent collections worldwide including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others. In 2012 he received The International Center for Photography’s Lifetime Achievement Infinity Award.
From September 9 - October 27, 2017, Luhring Augustine Bushwick will present Tokyo Color, a solo exhibition of works by Moriyama. The exhibition highlights his long engagement with color photography, featuring a slideshow of his early explorations with color film alongside a series of his recent color prints. The images on view, all taken in the artist’s hometown of Tokyo, convey an ongoing fascination with his urban environment and reflects his practice of compulsively collecting impressions of the city’s vibrancy as well as its vulgarities. The exhibition also presents a selection of Moriyama’s iconic black and white “tights” portraits, a subject that the artist has continually revisited since his first series in the 1980s.
all images © Daido Moriyama Photo Foundation / Courtesy of Luhring Augustine, New York and Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo