2019 / Book / People

White Mask

  • Photographer
    Anoush Abrar

My work has started naturally in Kyoto's Gion neighborhood, where we find the most traditional geishas. Several trips to Japan, a lot of negotiation and a close integration with the right people were necessary to finally enter from the back door in this mystic world, exclusively reserved to the elite. One must know that it is totally impossible to approach a geisha without the help of a Japanese and it is even more difficult to do any photography of them without an early and well-established kind of trust. For this series I wanted to work on “different angles”such as portraits, documentary