A new show opens at London’s Tate Modern on October 10th that looks at life in New York and Tokyo.
The exhibition focuses on the work of photographers of William Klein and Daido Moriyama. Images featured date back to the 1950s and explain the similarities between the two cities, with a focus on street life and political protest.
Tate Modern also uses the show to look at the role of the photo-book in avant-garde photography and the trend towards graphic design.
Visitors to the exhibition will be able to see issues of Provoke magazine featuring Moriyama’s work as well as fashion photography from Klein’s Vogue pieces.
The gallery is holding a series of talks related to the exhibition content including a tour in British sign language on November 2nd.
There is also the chance to take part in a Daido Moriyama Printing show on October 14th. Costing £20, attendants will be able to create their own numbered limited-edition photo book with the help of Moriyama. Each book will be staple-bound and signed by the artist and feature more than 120 images.
William Klein was born in New York in 1928 and has won a number of key accolades including the Prix Nadar, the Hasselblad Award and the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal.
Daido Moriyama was born in Osaka in 1938 and moved to Tokyo in 1961 and his work has been featured in solo shows at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; The Cartier Foundation, Paris and The National Museum of Art, Osaka.
Tate Modern is well placed for art fans enjoying luxury London accommodation as it is near a number of key travel points including Southwark London Underground station.