Simon Lee Gallery will be showing works by the influential Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama in the coming exhibition Searching Journeys, from 14th March – 7th May. The show will include works that marked the beginnings and later developments of Moriyama.
Acclaimed as one of the most important photographers for post-war Japanese art, Moriyama is interested in the urban life in Japan, he captures images without looking through the viewfinder – which results in rough, blurred and often out-of-focus pictures. The artist develops his snapshots into iconic black-and-white prints which portray Japan’s cities with a unique aesthetics.
The exhibition features highly textured and dramatically contrasted photographs of Moriyama’s encounters in the Shinjuku area of Tokyo, which reflects the change in Japanese society and depicts the Japanese fragmented urbanity.
By Miss Wong/ Altermodernist
- Dates: 14 Mar – 7 May 2014
- Time: Tue-Sat 11am – 7pm
- Venue: Simon Lee Gallery, 304 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central
Photo credits: Simon Lee Gallery and Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
Main image: Daido Moriyama, ON THE ROAD, 1969 / 2003