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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.
Daido Moriyama, ANOTHER COUNTRY IN NEW YORK, 1971
Tokyo Polytechnic University, © Daido Moriyama
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.