Photographer/s: Estelle Hanania
Contributor/s: Lara Sarcevic
Date of publication: february 2011
Place of publication: France
Dimensions: 6.5 x 9 inches
Edition size: 1000 copies
Type of binding: soft cover, perfect bound
Number of pages: 48 pages
Type of paper: Munken Lynx
Number of pictures: 40
Type of printing: full color offset
Printer: Garlan Imprimerie
Publisher: Kaugummi Books
Designer: Estelle Hanania & Bartolomé Sanson
Editor: Bartolomé Sanson
Language: English & French
Category: artist book
Summary: 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.
As usual with Estelle Hanania’s work, Dondoro leads the spectator in a world where human figures constantly appear and disappear, in the magical world of a magical storyteller.
Book link: http://kaugummi.fr/dondoro.html
Donated by: Kaugummi Books