Art & Design

Daido Moriyama: Artist Talk

9 October 2012, London

On the occasion of the William Klein + Daido Moriyama exhibition, Tate Modern will host a special talk event in partnership with the Japan Foundation, in which curator Simon Baker talks to the Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama about his life and work.


Daido Moriyama (born 1938), is one of the most important living photographers and photobook makers. His career began in Tokyo in the 1960s, where he formed part of the influential Provoke group, which published some of the most innovative avant-garde photography made in post-war Japan.


In a career spanning nearly fifty years, Moriyama is best known for his wild, blurred, grainy style of black and white photography, capturing urban experience on the streets of Tokyo and New York. However, there are many sides to his practice and he also works with colour, polaroid, silkscreen and installation, all of which are included in the exhibition at Tate Modern this autumn. Moriyama is perhaps most celebrated for his photobooks, which he has published consistently, and which include masterpieces like Japan: A Photo Theatre (1968), Farewell Photography (1972), Light and Shadow (1982) and Shinjuku (2002). 

Ticket Price: £16/ £12 concessions  (including entrance to the exhibition)
For details of how to book tickets, please visit the Tate website


This event is related to the exhibition William Klein + Daido Moriyama at Tate Modern. For further information, please click here


Image credit: Daido Moriyama  Yokosuka (Small Colour Portfolio) 1970/1999 CORE © Daido Moriya

9 October 2012, 6:30pm

Tate Modern, Level 1 Starr Auditorium

Tel: 020 7436 6695

The Japan Foundation