Daido Moriyama, born in 1938 in Osaka, is one of Japan's most important photographers best known for his street scenes depicting the breakdown of traditional values in post-war Japan. In 1961, Moriyama moved to Tokyo and became an assistant of Eikoh Hosoe. In 1964, he started his career as a freelance photographer. Moriyama's output since 1968 is legendary. He has produced over 150 photography books and had over 100 solo exhibition worldwide. He was a central figure at MoMA's 1974 "New Japanese Photography" exhibition and the 2012 exhibition "Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde".
In 2012, Moriyama received Lifetime Achievement award at the 28th Annual Infinity Awards by International Center of Photography.
Daido Moriyama is featured in Sanbusaku 1 三部作