Hiroshi Ono: Austria, Slovenia
In - between 4
HC 20 x 17 cm.
EU - Japan Fest Japan Committee 2005
Photographed in Austria:
Vienna, with its legacy of the splendor of the Hapsburg dynasty and capital of music. Graz, famed both as a center of novel modern architecture and a city of the arts. Moving around the country, Ono captures many different aspects of Austria, from its cities and the grandeur of Nature to its humble citizens.
Photographed in Slovenia:
Slovenia has managed to retain its own language and culture despite the incursions of other countries and rule imposed on it by them. Ono's work contrasts the history and present of the country through the motif of the Lipizzaner, the famed white horse beloved its Hapsburg rulers.