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Book cover for Daido Moriyama "Karyudo [A Hunter]" (Tokyo, Chuo-koron-sha, 1972)
Swann Galleries - New York
Courtesy of Swann Galleries (Auction, Dec 13, 2007, Sale 2132 Lot 180)
Essay by Tadanori Yokoo. Illustrated with reproductions of Moriyama's photographs. 4to, printed white boards, very top edge lightly foxed; printed dust jacket; with the obi and original clear acetate outer wrapper. Parr/Badger I 300. first edition.
Published just a few months after Sashin yo Sayonara, this book is, as the title implies, a work that examines the theme of photographer as voyeur. Here, Moriyama often seems to be alone looking in, or as Yokoo famously wrote: "He takes hs pictures from the point of view of a Peeping Tom or a rapist...Eyes that see from the windows of a moving car or from the shadows are those of a criminal. His pictures are like someone who talks without lookng people in the eye."