Estelle Hanania - Dondoro - Shelter Press

#000 / « Dondoro » by Estelle Hanania

48 pages / 16.5 x 22 cm / full color offset / 2011 / first edition of 1000 copies / perfect bound / soft cover
€12 – £10 – $15 / Available in the store


About the book

Dondoro is a photographic work born from the collaboration between Estelle Hanania and the famous Japanese puppet master Hoichi Okamoto.
Enigmatic creator who lived alone in the Japanese countryside near Nagano, he created hundreds of puppets for his own performances. He archived all his puppets since the late 1970s.
When Hoichi Okamoto used to slip behind one of its human-sized puppets to animate it, a confused game began between the master, the puppet and the photographer.

About the artist

Photographer Estelle Hanania is a lyrical storyteller, weaving tender and sometimes perplexing plots into her personal & commissioned photo series. Her stories develop beyond the confines of a studio or location shoot by integrating still life and landscape images, creating visual rhythm and narrative complexity. Her photography has been exhibited in several galleries in France and her work, has appeared in magazines including Another, 032c, Vice,Capricious… Dondoro was published under the « kaugummi books » flag.