Daido Moriyama – Farewell Photography

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The Japanese photography of the Provoke era has always held fascination for me, as I love the directness and spontaneity. And Daido Moriyama is  a prolific artist with much to say, either through his earlier work or his current activities. The Tate offers a summary of Provoke, although I find it rather more descriptive than analytic. Following the decimation and …

Setting Sun – Quotes – Part One

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Quotes and notes: INTRODUCTION Anne Wilkes Tucker Daido Moriyama states that photography is ‘ .. not a social business, but personal work’. (pg 18) Tucker comments: ‘There is no separation between what is photographed and the self. The photographer connects them by the desire to be connected’. (pg 18) ‘Kimura and Domon believed a photographer could achieve a certain objectivity …