Gold 2018 Book / Documentary

Shinmei-Za

  • Prize
    Gold in Book/Documentary, 2nd Place winner in Book
  • Photographer
    Hitomi Hasegawa
  • Photo Date
    jun 2018

Small theater troupes called "Taishu Engeki”(popular drama)are like traveling circus in japan. Their performance style is remarkably unique showing dramas and dances wearing flashy costumes and wigs. They perform at one location for about a month, then pack every thing and move to next location. Wondering where exactly home can be for the people who continuously travel,I tried to find and capture the true faces of behind the stage. However, a thought grew gradually in my mind that for them, life as being actors,their “stage” is really their “home”

Hitomi HasegawaHousewife currently enrolled in PAccel photography school(Chojamachi School of Arts Aichi,Japan) I’m interested in documentary photography and video. Past exhibition: Aug,2017”I am home”Reciprocal photography Project(japanese and Serbian emerging photographers)University of Kuragujevac,Serbia)