Daido (Hiromichi) Moriyama was born on October 10th 1938, in Ikeda-cho (now Ikeda-shi), Osaka. In 1961, Moriyama moved to Tokyo, to join the eminent photographer's group VIVO in March, whose members included Shomei Tomatsu. After the groups disbandment, Eikoh Hosoe took Moriyama on as an assistant which would lead to Moriyama assisting in the production of Hosoe's series Ordeal by Roses a year later. In 1964, Moriyama started his career as a freelance photographer. He frequently shot around the American base in Yokosuka, Atami, Shinjuku, Asakusa, etc.
His solo works have been published and displayed in many local and international exhibitions, and can be seen at Fondation Cartier pour l'art Contemporain (Paris), Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), The Museum of Modern Art (New York), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (Tokyo), and other public collections worldwide.