Posts by Madge Yang

  • Lonely Constellation

    Work by Hitoshi Fugo
    by Madge Yang
    Hitoshi Fugo, On the Circle #21, from the series On the Circle, 2010, Gelatin Silver Print
    Hitoshi Fugo, On the Circle #21, from the series On the Circle, 2010, Gelatin Silver Print

    Hitoshi Fugo, a Japanese photographer, alludes to the celestial heartbreak of the story of Tanabata within his photograph, On the Circle 21, in which a young woman wrapped in stars, similarly to a lonesome constellation, hunches upon the Circle that Fugo photographs upon. On the Circle refers to a circle of artificial grass that Fugo stages various subjects and scenes, from generational portraits to nature's changing seasons; On the Circle 21 strikes me as a darker interpretation of the Tanabata love story.