On the walls

On the walls
Untitled from Hawaii series, Daido Moriyama, 2004-2007
Image: Courtesy Daido Moriyama Photo Foundation

On the walls / Schools are well into the fall semester now, and midterms are looming close. Whether you’re a student or alumnus, sometimes a beautiful photograph is just what you need to get out of your stressed head. The art gallery at the University of Hawaii at Manoa will host a stimulating exploration into a small sampling of the work of renowned Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama. According to curator Wei Fang, you should plan for the public talk by Moriyama in November, but until then, check out the opening of Framing Paradise: Photography and Waikiki, an exhibit that features two major portfolios by Moriyama and local photographer Eric Yanagi, opening Sunday. “The premise of the exhibition shows Waikiki when it began and how it developed into its current persona as a tourist icon,” says Wei Fang, the curator of the show who will also give a quick walk-through at 2:30pm on Sunday. Yes, Waikiki can be inspiring when in the hands of masters.

UH Manoa Art Gallery, 2535 McCarthy Mall, Mon.–Fri., 10:30am-5pm, Sun., noon–5pm, closed Sat., [hawaii.edu], 956-6888
Opening reception, Sun., 10/7, 2:30pm-5pm, runs until Fri., 12/7
Daido Moriyama talk, UH Art Auditorium, Wed., 11/28, free, 6:30pm