Daido Moriyama (Japan)
Born in 1938, I believe Daido Moriyama is the oldest photographer on this list. Quite appropriately, he is set to receive the ICP (International Center of Photography) Lifetime Achievement Award at a gala event in New York on May 2, just days before he opens one solo exhibition, at Taka Ishii Gallery in Tokyo, and closes another, at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum. From April to June, LACMA will host Fracture: Daido Moriyama, the photographer's first Los Angeles solo museum show. I can't believe I'm leaving town the day before the April 7 panel discussion; I would have loved to hear him speak about his work. London is the final stop in 2012 for the Japanese photographer: an exhibition exploring the relationship between his work and that of William Klein opens at Tate Modern in October.
Image: Daido Moriyama, How to Create a Beautiful Picture 6: Tights in Shimotakaido, 1987, black and white print. Courtesy the artist and Taka Ishii Gallery. (c) Daido Moriyama