Reacting to the postwar Japan of social unrest, protest and rapid growth, Daido Moriyama: Prints and Books from 1960s – 1980s surveys through Daido Moriyama’s works, and how they reflect the Zeitgeist Movement of Japan between 1960s – 1980s. The exhibition will feature wallpaper installations, original prints & photo books and never seen before works from the series, Hunter, taken in 1972 by Daido Moriyama.
Moriyama began to produce his own collection of photographs depicting the forgotten areas and darker side of cities. His images are noted for capturing the breakdown in Japan’s traditions, capturing life during and following the American occupation of Japan after World War II. His images are predominately black and white, but complete works include colours of polaroids, screenprints, silkscreens, installations and films.