Tomoko Yoneda: Hungary, Estonia
In - between 9
HC 20 x 17 cm.
EU - Japan Fest Japan Committee 2005
Photographed in Hungary:
Hungary boasts some of the world's leading spas, and Yoneda both works with a leitmotif of water and pursues its history at the mercy of its large neighbors. Her photographs include scenes of a holiday camp once reserved for the use of Communist Party elites and the city of Sopron, which helped trigger the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Photographed in Estonia:
Since its proclamation of independence from the Soviet Union in 1990, Estonia has at long last set about establishing its own national identity. Much of its history of Soviet rule remains out of sight. For the subthemes of her work, Yoneda reaches to the long-running resistance movement of the Forest Brothers and the beautiful woodlands that were their hideouts.