In “Labyrinth”, Daido Moriyama re-examines his life’s work through contact sheets from the 1960s until the 2000s.
Contact sheets usually don’t leave the hands of the photographer; it’s rare to get a look at them, much less find them printed in a book. “Labyrinth” sheds that convention and offers pages upon pages of Moriyama’s contact sheets, redrawing in rapid pace the story of his photographic career from his earliest works until the book’s publication in 2012.
Each sheet, the more mundane ones as well as those that feature his most famous works, are given equal attention; frame after frame after frame.
Through this look back at his negatives, Moriyama offers an invaluable chance to dive into the past 50 years of his groundbreaking photography: a visual labyrinth without clearly defined destination.
Signed, Restock/Best of Tokyo Polytechnic University Shadai Gallery Daido Moriyama Archive 1960─1982