Daido Moriyama: A Retrospective at the Photographer’s Gallery, London

Described as a “riveting, rapturous exploration of the enigmatic and prolific photographer,” this retrospective in central London  provides a fascinating insight into the mind of the legendary Japanese photographer, Daido Moriyama.

On display at the Photographer’s Gallery until the 11th Feb 2024, the gallery says that the exhibition “traces the path of a photographer who transformed the way we see photography and questioned the very nature of photography itself.”

They add:

The retrospective focuses on different moments of Moriyama’s vast and productive career –  beginning with his early works for Japanese magazines, interest in the American occupation, and engagement with photorealism.


The show then moves through to his work from the self-reflexive period in the 1980s and 1990s, following on to his explorations of the essence of photography and of his own self, reflecting on reality, memory and cities through tireless documentation and the reinvention of his own archive.


Fittingly, Daido Moriyama: A Retrospective, brings together more than 200 works and large-scale installations, as well as many of Moriyama’s rare photobooks and magazines, for the first time in the UK.


One floor of the gallery has been transformed into a reading room – a dedicated space offering a rare opportunity to spend time with his legendary publications.

More info

Daido Moriyama: A Retrospective at the Photographer’s Gallery
Runs until Sunday, 11 Feb 2024

Opening hours

  • Monday – Wednesday – 10.00 – 18.00
  • Thursday & Friday Lates – 10.00 – 20.00
  • Saturday – 10.00 – 18.00
  • Sunday – 11.00 – 18.00


16 – 18 Ramillies Street, London W1F 7LW
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