On October 10, Daido (Hiromichi) Moriyama is born in Ikeda-cho (now Ikeda-shi), Osaka, Japan.
In March, Moriyama moves to Tokyo, to join the eminent photographers' group VIVO, whose members include Shomei Tomatsu. The group is about to disband, and Eikoh Hosoe takes Moriyama on as an assistant. The following year Moriyama assists in the production of Hosoe's series "Ordeal by Roses".
Moriyama started his career as a freelance photographer, frequently photographing the area of the American base in Yokosuka, Japan.
Became friends with Takuma Nakahira at this time.
New Artist Award from the Japan Photo Critics Association.
Visited New York for the first time with Tadanori Yokoo.
Three month summer stay in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
Photographer of the Year Award, the Photographic Society of Japan.
Opened his private gallery 'room.801', Tokyo, Japan.
Closed Foto Daido.
Joined the members organizing the private gallery Place M, Shinjuku, Japan.
Produced Seiryu Inoue Exhibition at Konica Plaza, Tokyo, with Koh Inose.
Nihon Keizai Shimbun features Moriyama's photo essay (Women in photographs from autumn).
Mainichi Art Award.
Der Kulturpreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Photographie (The Culture Prize of the German Society for Photography).
Lecture: "An Evening with Daido Moriyama,"
Japan Society, New York, New York. November 3, 2011, 6:30pm (with Christopher Phillips).