Saturday, April 7, 2012 | 4 pm
Photographer Daido Moriyama (Japan, b. 1938) first came to prominence in the mid-1960s with his gritty depictions of Japanese urban life. His highly innovative and intensely personal photographic approach often incorporates high contrast, graininess, and tilted vantages to convey the fragmentary nature of modern realities.
In conjunction with the installation Fracture: Daido Moriyama, photographer Daido Moriyama, architect Kulapat Yantrasast, and Edward Robinson, LACMA associate curator of photography, discuss the gritty erotics of Japanese urban life. Providing a harsh, crude vision of city life and the chaos of everyday existence, strange worlds, and unusual characters, Moriyama’s photos express a fascination with the cultural contradictions of age-old traditions that persist within modern society, along with the effects of westernization and consumerism.
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