森山大道(もりやま だいどう)/写真家。1938年10月10日、大阪府生まれ。岩宮武二スタジオを経て細江英公の助手となり、1964年より独立。「量のない質はない」というポリシーのもと、現在でも膨大な数のストリートスナップを撮り続けている。近年の写真集に『NAGISA』『LABYRINTH』(Akio Nagasawa Publishing)、『カラー』『モノクロ』(月曜社)、『実験室からの眺め』(河出書房新社)など。
The “WILLIAM KLEIN + DAIDO MORIYAMA” exhibition that was held in October last year at London’s Tate Modern on the River Thames was a very special event and one lucky occasion in the fifty-odd years of my photographing life.
That’s because my encounter with William Klein’s book “NEW YORK” back when I was 22 and still loitering around at the doorstep to the world of photography was a truly defining moment.
Our exhibition opened on October 10, which happens to be my birthday. That night, a friend from Paris had set up a birthday dinner for me in a restaurant in Waterloo. When Mr. Klein, holding a glass in his large hand, shouted “congratulations”, that caused in me a sort of impression I can hardly describe. I had a fabulous time, somehow feeling lucky to have met William Klein, and at the same time, feeling glad about having carried on with my own photographic work.
Daidō Moriyama (Moriyama Daidō, born October 10, 1938) is a Japanese photographer noted for his images depicting the breakdown of traditional values in post-war Japan.
Born in Ikeda, Osaka, Daidō Moriyama studied photography under Takeji Iwamiya before moving to Tokyo in 1961 to work as an assistant to Eikoh Hosoe. He produced a collection of photographs, on "Nippon gekijō shashinchō" Though not exclusively, Moriyama predominantly takes high contrast, grainy, black and white photographs within the Shinjuku area of Tokyo, often shot from odd angles. Moriyama's photography has been influenced by Seiryū Inoue, Shōmei Tōmatsu, William Klein, Andy Warhol, Eikoh Hosoe, the Japanese writer Yukio Mishima, the dramatist Shūji Terayama, and Jack Kerouac's "On the Road".
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