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Daido MORIYAMA

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I guess the expression “chorosuna” is no longer used these days.
It was still alive among Japanese photographers back when I became a freelance photographer about half a century ago. It’s an expression that hints at the way photographers at the time were roaming the streets with their cameras in their hands, and taking snapshots in a casual fashion.
However, today it seems that photographers taking street snaps like that have become extremely rare. This probably has to do with that notion of (self-)control through social conventions and regulations regarding matters of portrait rights or encroachment of privacy. But that’s not all, as it appears to me that the fact that photography itself has changed with the times plays a rather important role as well. I guess it’s no longer what photography is all about. It rarely happens these days that I spot young photographers on the prowl in the streets with their cameras around their necks.
Nonetheless, even against the backdrop of such general mood, I’m still continuing to do my own “chorosuna” up to this day. Depending on how you look at it, the style of my camerawork might as well be described as “sneaking shots,” and I’m in fact spending hours on end sneaking snapshots in the streets with my pocket camera.

– Afterword by Daido Moriyama

Size
280 x 210 mm
Pages
120 pages
Printing
Softcover
Publication Date
2018.11
Publisher
Akio Nagasawa Publishing

Daido MORIYAMA

森山大道

Born 1938 in Osaka. After working as an assistant for photographers Takeji Iwamiya and Eikoh Hosoe, he went independent in 1964. He has been publishing his works in photography magazines among others, and received a New Artist Award from the Japan Photo Critics Association for Japan: A Photo Theater in 1967. Between 1968 and ’70 he was involved in the photo fanzine Provoke, and his style of grainy, high-contrast images that came to be referred to as “are, bure, boke” (grainy, blurry, out-of-focus) made an impact on the realm of photography. Solo shows at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain in Paris solidified Moriyama’s worldwide reputation, and in 2012, he became the first Japanese to be awarded in the category of Lifetime Achievement at the 28th Annual Infinity Awards hosted by the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York. The “William Klein + Daido Moriyama” exhibition together with William Klein at London’s Tate Modern in 2012-13 was a showdown of two immensely popular photographers that took the world by storm.

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