1/11 - 3/30/2024
GALLERY HOURS | Tue.–Sat. 11:00–19:00 (Sat. 13:00–14:00 CLOSED)
CLOSED | Sun-Mon., National Holidays

Akio Nagasawa Gallery Ginza is pleased to present TOKYO, a solo exhibition by Daido Moriyama starting January 11.

In 2021, Daido Moriyama and Shomei Tomatsu had a duo exhibition titled Moriyama - Tomatsu: Tokyo at MEP (Maison Européenne de la Photographie) in Paris. The following year, the exhibition traveled to the MAXXI (Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI) in Rome under the title TOKYO REVISITED: Daido Moriyama with Shomei Tomatsu with a reinterpreted installation. This show will feature Daido Moriyama's selected works from these exhibitions, which is a rare opportunity to present in Japan.

Publications of the artist will be also available for sale at the venue. We look forward to your visit.


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.