Sounds a great night Michael. Am I jealous? Oh yeah you better believe it!!! But thanks to your photos and sharing your trophy - the signed GR - I'm left with a better impression of what it was like.
So, curiously, from the formal 45 minute presentation and your time with Daido before and after the show, can you share some key takeaways? I'd especially be keen to hear about anything he might have said, or any impressions you got from the spirit of his speech or images, that really resonated with you and still does...
Please tell me I am not the only one to have never of heard of him. I'll have to have a google to learn more.
Thank you, Michael. I'm touched that he does not nor will not photograph the earthquake damaged area. Earlier today, I was talking to a Japanese friend and asking about the earthquake and its aftermath since at least in most American papers it's no longer front page news. Our daughter is going to Japan over Christmas and New Years...the trip will not include this area of the country due to radioactivity concerns. So much is at stake and so much to be done. I am sure it is an emotionally charged subject to photograph and there are many reasons why Mr. Moriyama chooses not to photograph it.
I wonder if the photobook is the preferred form because it is more one on one, more personal?
Just found this article on William Klein and am about to read it: PHOTOGRAPHY VIEW; William Klein, Impolite Photographer - New York Times
Many thanks again, Michael. I am sorry I was too otherwise engaged to make it in. My loss, for certain.