In 1971, Moriyama accompanied his friend and celebrated graphic artist Tadanori Yokoo on a trip to New York for one month. He shot over 2000 half-frame negatives that he contact printed upon his return to Tokyo. A small selection of ten images from the series appeared in the Japanese photographic periodical Asahi Camera in 1972, and in 1974, he created his landmark photocopy book Another Country in New York reproducing a mere 80 photographs. The contact sheets were then put into storage and only recently revisited.
To coincide with the 2002 exhibition, Andrew Roth in association with PPP Editions has published ’71-NY, a hefty, bilingual edition printing 210 reproductions in 428 pages.
’71-NY features an excerpt from James Baldwin’s Another Country (1963), an interview with Moriyama by Andrew Roth (2001), and an original 2,500-word essay by Neville Wakefield.
PPP Editions, 2002
An edition of 3,000 copies.
Limited signed edition.