Artwork Title: Stray Dog

Stray Dog, 1971

Daido Moriyama

From the essay “Dealing with a Stray Dog” by Akira Hasegawa comes a first-hand account, by Daido Moriyama himself, of how this photo was taken: The photograph first appeared as a single image within the series Nanika he no Tabi (En Route to Something) in the March 1971 issue of Asahi Camera. As Moriyama himself recalls, “right after New Year 1971, I took a picture of a stray dog in Misawa up north in Aomori where there was a US military base. I was heading out in the morning with my camera in hand and took one step out of the hotel, when right there in front of me was this stray dog wandering around sunning himself. Just like that I pointed my lens at the stray dog and clicked the shutter a few times; later on, his moment in the light was printed as a full spread for a photo magazine series I was doing at the time”. As simple as that. Yet, now that same photograph “catches the eye of photography fans and somehow remains a favorite... []
7 x 19 in
Uploaded on Aug 15, 2016 by Avner Pinchover

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