This 2023 reprint of Daido Moriyama’s “Farewell Photography” brings back one of the master photographer’s most influential and controversial works. This edition is based on the 2019 publication of “Farewell Photography” by Getsuyosha (itself based on the original publication by Shashin Hyoronsha in 1972) but features a different binding and a more compact size.
Created at a pivotal moment in Moriyama’s career, “Farewell Photography” represents a radical exploration of the limits of photography and expression—uncompromising, invasive, and intimate. Fifty years after its original publication, the series has lost none of its impact.
This edition includes the full version of the Hilltop Hotel interview between Daido Moriyama and Takuma Nakahira (in Japanese only) as well as Daido Moriyama’s afterword (originally written for the 2019 edition; in Japanese & English).
“I still think today that it was good that we went ahead and made this book. It was the right thing at the right time, and if we had missed this chance, we surely wouldn’t have been able to make it at all.”
― from Daido Moriyama’s afterword