Daido Moriyama's Biography
Daido Moriyama is a Japanese photographer, born in 1938 in Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture. He is best known for his black-and-white street photography and snapshot-like imagery. Moriyama's work has been deeply influenced by the angst and alienation of post-War Japan. His style was also influenced by the works of William Klein and other contemporary photographers. His works often focus on the fragility of human life and the dynamic between nature and modern life. He has held many solo and group exhibitions, both in Japan and internationally. He is a prolific photographer, with more than two hundred books published to date.