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Two heady photographic cityscapes side by side for the first time. What Klein did for New York – exposing the gritty side of the American Dream – Moriyama did in Tokyo a decade later, exploring the melange of the ancient and modern in postwar Japan.
Around 300 works, from vintage prints and film stills to contact sheets and archive material, will trace the influence of Klein’s 1956 book Life is Good & Good for You in New York, Trance Witness Revels through Moriyama’s work of the early 70s.
What the critics say
Tate Modern's side-by-side retrospectives of the American photographer William Klein and his Japanese contemporary Daido Moriyama shows up the work of the latter
More than that, they are a glimpse of a singular imagination at work and one as obsessive as any in recent times.