Daido Moriyama

September 13 - November 2, 2002

Andrew Roth is pleased to announce the opening of “’71-NY,” photographs by Daido Moriyama.

On view will be 44 black-and-white photographs that the renowned contemporary photographer Daido Moriyama made in New York City over 30 years ago. In 1971, Moriyama accompanied his friend and celebrated graphic artist Tadanori Yokoo on a trip to New York for one month. He shot over 2,000 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 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 Baldwinís Another Country (1963), an interview with Moriyama by Andrew Roth (2001), and an original 2,500-word essay by Neville Wakefield.

71-NY is a collaborative edition designed by Andrew Roth with Alexander Gelman’s Design Machine.

Daido Moriyama is an internationally acclaimed Japanese photographer whose work was featured recently in “Stray Dog,” a retrospective exhibition presented at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1999 and the Japan Society and the Metropolitan Museum in New York in 2000. Daido Moriyama is represented by Andrew Roth.