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The Past is Always New, the Future is Always Nostalgic: Photographer Daido Moriyama

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Daido Moriyama, whose work was included in the Sackler exhibition Japan Modern, made a splash in the 1960s with his blurry, high-contrast, shoot-from-the-hip style and uncanny ability to find arresting compositions and subjects on Tokyo’s bustling streets. Think Robert Frank crossed with Diane Arbus with a touch of Andy Warhol. Still at it today, he’s as close to a bad- boy artist as an octogenarian can be. This documentary follows him as he continues to find new ways of seeing the visual assault of Tokyo’s streets and reminisces about his life and work, while a diligent book designer and editor work with him to create a deluxe 50th anniversary edition of his groundbreaking book, Japan: A Photo Theater

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    Gen Iwama