Program 2018

No 38 Daido Moriyama

Japan (1938)

A tale of II Cities 4, Paris, 1989

Between 1988 and 1989, Daido Moriyama lived in Paris. During his stay, as documented in his memoirs, he produced a series of photographs directly inspired by the works of Eugène Atget around old Paris. As he strolls around Les Halles, the Japanese photographer sees a huge inflatable whale floating in the air, hanging between two cranes. Amused by the eccentricity of the scene, he takes his camera to immortalise this marine giant surfacing on the Parisian skyline. An imposing spectacle, this image welcomes visitors arriving by train to Festival Images, which this year focuses on the theme “Extravaganza. Out of the Ordinary.”

Original scenography by Images Vevey in association with the artist
Curated by Simon Baker, Director of Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, and Stefano Stoll, Director of Images Vevey
With the support of Andritz Hydro

A tale of II Cities 4, Paris, 1989: Have a look at the gallery