Born outside of Osaka in 1938, Daido Moriyama lived through the changes that engulfed Japan in the decades following World War II. His gritty photographs explore the conflicting realities of modern Japan: the efforts to preserve a rigid age-old tradition amongst the inevitable necessity to adapt in order to survive.
Daido Moriyama: Matsushima, Miyagi, 1974
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