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The Past is Always New, The Future is Always Nostalgic Photographer Daido Moriyama

A documentary about a Japanese legendary photographer, Daido Moriyama.


Daido Moriyama, age 81, is still active as an artist. He is probably the most prominent and the last charismatic figure in the world of photography. He received numerous awards worldwide including the Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement from the International Center of Photography in New York (2012) and Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography (2019). He nonchalantly transcends art, fashion, and design, and is loved and respected all over the world.
This documentary follows Moriyama, "the king of the street snapshot", and reveals how his works are born.

Director: Gen IWAMA
Documentary/2019/Color/119 min
Japanese title: 過去はいつも新しく、未来はつねに懐かしい 写真家 森山大道
Japanese Theatrical Release: April 30, 2021

Film Festivals
- Paris Photo (2019)
- New from Japan (Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution) (2020)
- West Lake International Documentary Festival (2020)
- Raindance Film Festival (2020)
- JEONJU International Film Festival (2021)
- International Art Book and Film Festival (2021)
- MEP (European house of photography) - PROJECTIONS (2021)