Photographer Daido Moriyama reflects on the rebellious youth culture of late 1960s Japan, a period when he and his colleagues were working on the avant-garde photography magazine Provoke (1968–69).
He discusses his attempt to deconstruct the medium in his series Shashin yo sayonara (Farewell Photography) (1972), his appreciation for the Pop artist Andy Warhol, and his process for capturing the world around him. He recounts the origin of his photograph Misawa (1971), and how the stray dog it depicts became emblematic of his career.
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