Kyoto-based photographer Miwa Yanagi explores the world of women. In her 2004 series Fairytale, Yanagi’s subjects are girls and young women, many of whom wear crones’ faces and act out interpretations of Japanese stories, Grimm’s Fairy Tales — like Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, and Cinderella — and Gabriel García Márquez’s Erendira. Her Gothic horror and film noir-infused aesthetic and narrative choices venture into pretty dark and twisty regions of the human psyche, exploring age, beauty, and femininity.
Scroll through Yanagi’s Fairytale below and check out more of her work at her website.
by Samantha Anne Carrillo