image

Renowned photographer Daido Moriyama (Japan, b. 1938) first came to prominence in the 1960s with his gritty depictions of Japanese urban life. His highly innovative and intensely personal photographic approach often incorporates high contrast, graininess, and tilted vantages: formal qualities that echo the energy or enigma of the photographer’s subjects.

Fracture: Daido Moriyama highlights the raw power of Moriyama’s work through a selection of photographic prints and books spanning four decades, as well as an installation of more recent color prints. This is the first exhibition of Moriyama's work at a Los Angeles museum.

For more information, please visit the following link:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art website

ARTIST TALK - 4:00PM Saturday, April 7
In conjunction with the installation Fracture: Daido Moriyama, photographer Daido Moriyama, architect Kulapat Yantrasast, and Edward Robinson, LACMA associate curator of photography, discuss the gritty erotics of Japanese urban life. Providing a harsh, crude vision of city life and the chaos of everyday existence, strange worlds, and unusual characters, Moriyama’s photos express a fascination with the cultural contradictions of age-old traditions that persist within modern society, along with the effects of westernization and consumerism.

Art Catalogues Bookstore, Ahmanson Building, Level 1 | Free, no reservations; limited seating
For more information, please visit the following link:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art website