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Friday, July 8, 2011

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"The City I Always Had a Hard Time Leaving" (1976) SHIMANE ART MUSEUMC DAIDO MORIYAMA

OSAKA

"Daido Moriyama: On The Road"

The National Museum of Art, Osaka


By TOMOKO HORI

Daido Moriyama (b. 1938) is one of Japan's leading photographers.

An Osaka native, he worked in commercial design before moving to Tokyo in 1961 to study photography.

In 1963, he made his photographer debut as a freelancer when some of his works were published in Japanese camera magazines.

Moriyama's images are usually atmospheric, grainy, black-and-white depictions of daily life. In this exhibition, the photographer's first solo show in the Kansai region, he presents more than 400 prints, including some rare color photographs.

On Aug. 6, Moriyama is scheduled to give a lecture from 2 p.m.; till Sept. 19.

The National Museum of Art, Osaka, (06) 6447-4680, 4-2-55 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka; 10-min. walk from Higobashi Station, Yotsubashi Line, or 15-min. walk from Yodoyabashi Station, Midosuji Line. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Fri., till 7 p.m.). ¥1,000. Closed Mon., July 19; open July 18, Sept. 19. www.nmao.go.jp.

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