TOKYO-2020 Book / People

Maze of Metamorphosis

  • Prize
    Silver in Book/People
  • Photographer
    Silvia Alessi
  • Photo Date

This project explores the difficulty of Japanese society to think about itself in an open and honest way, and has taken me far beyond what I originally had in mind, and it was a pure grace. At first I decided to use butoh dance as a mere narrative device in order to allow me and my subjects to express what would have been impossible to show otherwise. Then butoh, a non-conceptual dance born in post-atomic Japan, overwhelmed me with its maze of connections. The fundamental point is the metamorphosis that the dancer manages to create.

I work as a hair stylist near Milan, Italy. My passion are travel and photography. My last photographic project is called skin. I wanted to tell the story of albino people and acid attacked women in India.