17th September | 14th November 2010

Daido Moriyama

Daido Moriyama

The World through My Eyes

Considered one of the greatest masters of contemporary Japanese photography, Daido Moriyama is a photographer on the road, a lone traveller imagines recount visions and worlds hidden just beneath the surface of reality.

This exhibition present for the first time over 450 imagines from the 1960s to our days. Day by day, during all his lifelong career, Moriyama has been taking thousands of photos, carrying on a ceaseless research. His pictures – contrasting black and white, often unfocused, grainy, scratched and overexposed – draw the whole artist’s existence: that of a bashful, solitary “hunter-photographer”, rootless and free from social conventions.

For Moriyama anything he comes across is worthy of attention: neither the subject nor the author are the main element of his works, since there’s no distinction between the experienced reality and the reality depicted in the image. What really matters is the partial fragment of experience that the photography discovers and fixes, the truth existing only in the meeting-point between the photographer’s sense of time and the scrappy nature of the world.

The exhibition inaugurate in conjunction with the festivalfilosofia – in this edition centred  on the theme of “Luck” – and it present a special section of works, selected  by Daido Moriyama answering the question : “Are you a lucky artist?”.


Ex Ospedale Sant’Agostino
Largo Porta Sant’Agostino, 228
41121 Modena, Italy

curated by
Filippo Maggia