Two Japanese photographers reintroducedFrancis Hodgson, FT September 11, 2010
Michael Hoppen, who has for some time turned a proportion of his London gallery’s attention to Japanese photography, has produced a small but museum-standard exhibition of two of the greatest photographers of postwar Japan. Daido Moriyama and Shomei Tomatsu are both, with good reason, considered giants of Japanese photography. Not only that but each has been notably prolific (although Tomatsu has been reluctant to make many prints in late years). Clearly, it would be vain to attempt a scholarly summary of two such huge careers (each was born in the 1930s) in a private gallery.