Daido Moriyama “Farewell Photography”

Dates: Feb 16 – Mar 16, 2013
Location: Taka Ishii Gallery (Kiyosumi, Tokyo)


Taka Ishii Gallery is pleased to present Daido Moriyama’s solo exhibition Farewell Photography from February 16 to March 16. The exhibition will include an edition featuring ten images from Daido Moriyama’s seminal title Farewell Photography. The edition, produced to commemorate the presentation of William Klein + Daido Moriyama at London’s Tate Modern (October 10, 2012 – January 20, 2013), consists of black and white prints produced from digitally archived originals, subsequently reproduced in the media of silkscreen on paper. The silkscreen prints are produced by Tokyo-based Edition Works, responsible for the acclaimed 2011 Moriyama edition ACCIDENT.

The 2012 Farewell Photography silkscreen prints exist as a genuine extension of Moriyama’s original, most extreme project; pixelated virtual images realized in the tactile media of silkscreen on paper suggest that contradictions enlivening Moriyama’s 1972 series, distinct within his oeuvre for expressing a near total disregard for photographic convention, remain vital within present-day practice.