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2015

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On Daido

A Tribute to Daido Moriyama by Fotobookfestival Kassel

Japanese-born Daido Moriyama, is undoubtedly one of the most important contemporary photographers. But who exactly is this reserved, amiable phenomenon from Tokyo? What kind of enormous energy is hidden behind his simple images? And how can it be that his photographs, however much they are reproduced, rotated or mirrored, succeed in maintaining their essence? The Fotobookfestival Kassel invited 31 photographers and 21 writers to formulate an answer in visual and textual statements. The result is the photobook On Daido, which has appeared in a limited edition and shows a multi-sided image of this great innovator in photography. At the same time, it transcends paying homage to one man and it is a tribute to photography in the broader sense. This presentation is the first of the project in exhibition form, in a co-production of Noorderlicht and the Fotobookfestival Kassel.

On Daido features:  Morten Andersen, Jacob Aue Sobol, Machiel Botman, Krass Clement, Antoine D’Agata, John Gossage, Todd Hido, Takashi Homma, Osamu Kanemura, Rinko Kawauchi, Keizo Kitajima, Asako Narahashi, Katsumi Omori, Koji Onaka, Martin Parr, Anders Petersen, André Principe, Ken Schles, Joachim Schmidt, Oliver Sieber, Katja Stuke, Aya Takada, Ali Taptik, Stephen Gill, Mika Ninagawa, Alec Soth and Terri Weifenbach.

  • Mika Ninagawa

  • Ken Schles

  • Katsumi Omori

  • Terri Weifenbach

  • Stephen Gill

Biography

Japanese-born Daido Moriyama, is undoubtedly one of the most important contemporary photographers. But who exactly is this reserved, amiable phenomenon from Tokyo? What kind of enormous energy is hidden behind his simple images? And how can it be that his photographs, however much they are reproduced, rotated or mirrored, succeed in maintaining their essence? The Fotobookfestival Kassel invited 31 photographers and 21 writers to formulate an answer in visual and textual statements. The result is the photobook On Daido, which has appeared in a limited edition and shows a multi-sided image of this great innovator in photography. At the same time, it transcends paying homage to one man and it is a tribute to photography in the broader sense. This presentation is the first of the project in exhibition form, in a co-production of Noorderlicht and the Fotobookfestival Kassel.