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Daido Moriyama (b.1938 Osaka, Japan) studied first in his native Osaka and then moved to Tokyo in 1961 to work for photographer and filmmaker Eikoh Hosoe before he started producing his own photographs. Moriyama’s early work captures life during and after the American occupation of Japan after World War II, focusing on the effects of industrialisation and the shift in urban life in a rapidly changing world. He is the most prominent photographer to have emerged from the influential 'Provoke' movement, based around the experimental photography magazine of the same name.

Daido Moriyama’s photographs have been exhibited widely in several solo and group exhibitions, including at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain in 2003 and 2016, Tate Modern in 2012 and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) in 2021. Awards include the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography in 2019, the Lifetime Achievement Infinity Award from The International Center for Photography, New York in 2012 and the Culture Award, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh), Cologne in 2004.

Moriyama lives and works in Tokyo, Japan.