March 6th - May 8th 2016

Daido Moriyama in Color

Daido Moriyama in Color

“The black and white tells about my inner world, my emotions and deep feelings that I feel every day walking through the streets of Tokyo or other cities, as a vagabond aimlessly. The color describes what I meet without any filters, and I like to record it for what it looks like to me. The first one is rich in contrasts, is harsh and fully reflects my solitary nature. The second one is polite, gentle, as I set myself towards the world.”

Curated by Filippo Maggia, the exhibition Daido Moriyama in Color features a body of over one hundred color images by Daido Moriyama, the Japanese master of black and white photography.

The street, the favorite theater of the Japanese photographer, is the focus of the work of those years, a peculiar historical period for Japan that, after the reconstruction and the economic boom following the end of World War II, had to live and face first the American occupation and then the student protests in the wake of what was happening in Europe and in the United States.

The exhibition, in collaboration with the Galleria Carla Sozzani, is being held in Milan at the Galleria Carla Sozzani in November 2015 – January 2016.

A book published by Skira including over 250 color photographs and an essay by Filippo Maggia will accompany the show.

Photo: Daido Moriyama: color 1970s. courtesy Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milano


Foro Boario
Modena, Via Bono da Nonantola, 2

Organised by:
Fondazione Fotografia Modena
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena

In association with
Galleria Carla Sozzani, Milano

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