Celebrating Daido Moriyama's 2019 Hasselblad Award in a concise overview, with testimonies from his many collaborators and admirers
With its generous image flow, this book celebrates Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama (born 1938) as the 2019 Hasselblad Award winner and his highly influential, lifelong, radical and authentic approach to photography. A Diary draws on his daily photographic expeditions, resulting in a body of work charged with fragments, repetitions, chance and chaos. His production of images is enormous, and whereas some photographs have become iconic and reappear in numerous books and exhibitions, it is always possible to encounter more unknown works. In order to exemplify the long-term and wide-range impact of Daido Moriyama's photography, this publication not only presents an overview and analysis of his work by Sandra Phillips, but it also includes shorter personal notes from people who have encountered and worked with him over the years, such as Simon Baker, Mark Holborn, Hervé Chandès, Nick Rhodes and Ishiuchi Miyako.