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About the Author
One of Japan's leading postwar photographers, Daido Moriyama recently had a major traveling retrospective that opened at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1999. During the 1960s and 70s he used the photographic book brilliantly not simply as a miniature and portable gallery space, but as a method for posing essential questions about the act of photography.
Neville Wakefield's writings on art have been published in several magazines, including Art Forum, Frieze, Vogue, and Elle Decor, at the last of which he is Contributing Editor. He has written texts for the monographs of such artists as Matthew Barney, Vija Celmins, Adam Fuss, Nan Goldin, and Wolfgang Tillmans. He also coedited Scalo Publishers' classic "Fashion: Photography of the 90s".
In 1971, Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama took a trip to New York City with Tadanori Yokoo. He stayed at the Chelsea Hotel and spent his days in The Museum of Modern Art Photography Study Center looking at pictures taken by Weegee. He shot 100 rolls of film with a half-frame camera, yielding 70 images per roll. Some of those pictures are presented here.
Edited and Interview by Andrew Roth. Essay by Neville Wakefield.
7 x 9.5 in.
100 tritone illustrations