Title: Dondoro

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

ISBN: 978-2-35862-028-4

Category: artist book

Price: 20$

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.


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