(Dis)connecting Klein + Moriyama

William Klein, New York, 1954-55 The photographs of William Klein and Daido Moriyama are currently on display at the Tate Modern. It is an enormous exhibition, covering a lot of space in the galleries with several hundred photographs on display. The size of the exhibition is appropriate for two artists who were, and still are,…

Connecting Japanese Cinema and Photography

Woman in the Dunes, Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964 Shoji Ueda, untitled, 1950 The history of Japanese cinema and photography is, as in most cultural contexts, deeply interconnected and related. In the post-war period a number of important films make direct or indirect reference to photographic movements. For instance, the existential meditation on sand and desire in…