Daido Moriyama may be Japan’s most high-profile photographer. The Osaka native has been snapping iconic photos — usually high-contrast, grainy, black-and-white street scenes — for over 50 years. He has won countless awards, had his work displayed in galleries worldwide, and been called the “godfather of Japanese street photography.”

But if “The Past is Always New, The Future is Always Nostalgic” is anything to go by, the person who cares least about that half-century legacy is Moriyama himself.

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