On August 29, 2015. +3 Gallery was honored to have Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama participate in the talk “Addicted to books: talks between photographer and publisher”. The exhibition's Artistic Director, Satoshi Machiguichi, publisher Akio Nagasawa, and Photographer/Founder of Three Shadows, RongRong, were also invited to participate in the talk.
In the late 1960s, Daido Moriyama got a lot of attention for his work. At the end of 2014, Daido Moriyama published a photo book entitled Daza i. The book pays homage to Japanese writer Osamu Dazai, as Moriyama’s pictures have been matched with text from Dazai’s 1947 novel Villon’s Wife. The entire journey from photographs to photo book provides a more comprehensive way of interpreting contemporary Japanese photography. The narrative, sense of instability, and unique perfection of Daido Moriyama’s work is fully expressed in the photo book.
“Addicted to Books: Talks Between Photographers and Publishers" revolved around the photo book Dazai: Daido Moriyama. Owing to their ongoing interest in photo books and book collecting, +3 Gallery invited photographers and publishers to to talk about talk about the development of Japanese contemporary photography and the culture of photography books.