Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Architecture / Bridges


  • Photographer
    Ulana Switucha
  • Photo Date
    February 2020

Tsuru is the Japanese word for crane (the bird). This bridge resembles a crane spreading its wings. The name of this bridge, which is the longest triple arch bridge in Japan, comes from the resemblance of a crane in flight.

Ulana Switucha has photographed throughout Asia for over 30 years and currently resides in Hong Kong. She creates evocative landscape, portrait and documentary photographs working in both colour and black and white. Influenced by a Japanese aesthetic, there is an evolving minimalist style and contemplative peacefulness in her recent work.