William Klein + Daido Moriyama

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.

Venue details

Tate Modern Bankside London SE1 9TG 020 7887 8888 tate.org.uk

Entry details

50% off with National Art Pass (standard entry £12.70)

Sun –Thur, 10am – 6pm
Fri – Sat, 10am –10pm
Closed 24 – 26 Dec, and from 6pm on 31 Dec

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.