Five Facets of Photography – Miwa Yanagi

Looking for someone to include as an example of the art/conceptual practice in photography, I found Miwa Yanagi.

Fairy Tale 8, Miwa Yanagi, 2005

She is a Japanese photographic artist (b 1967) who examines self-image and stereotypes of women in contemporary Japanese society.  In her third popular series, Fairy Tales, Yanagi creates narratives in which the main characters combine youth and old age at the same time and, through this, explores the relationships between the contrasting stages of life. The stories are based on fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm, which in the original are often more far gruesome than the mild versions of childrens’ bedtime reading. Yanagi uses the original darkness to illuminate the difference across the age gap.

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