Daido Moriyama first came to prominence in the mid-1960s with his gritty depictions of Japanese urban life. He draws inspiration from the trenchant social critiques produced by photographer Shomei Tomatsu, William Klein’s confrontational photographs of New York, Andy Warhol’s silkscreened multiples of newspaper images, and the writings of Jack Kerouac and Yukio Mishima. His highly innovative and intensely personal photographic approach often incorporates high contrast, graininess, and tilted vantages to convey the fragmentary nature of modern realities.
This series brings together the best work of the world’s greatest photographers, in an attractive format at an affordable price. Handsome and collectible, this series is produced to the highest standards. Each volume contains some sixty full-page reproductions, a critical introduction, and a full bibliography. the series was awarded the first annual prize for distinguished photographic books by the International Center of Photography, New York.
Also available to order today from our specialist bookstore in this series:
- PHOTOFILE: Joel Peter Witkin
- PHOTOFILE: Sarah Moon
- PHOTOFILE: Man Ray
- PHOTOFILE: Found Photography
- PHOTOFILE: Saul Leiter