YOKO ISHII - DEAR DEER
isbn 9784898154267 LITTLE MORE
Idea Code 16030 $30.00
Wild deer inhabit the urban centres of Nara and Miyajima in Japan. Long revered at Nara’s Kasuga Shrine, the animals have been designated a national treasure and are protected. The local government in Miyajima, however, has prohibited the feeding of deer in an attempt to separate them from the human habitat. Yet, some sympathetic people still feed the deer, which are confronted with a shortage of food due to an increasing population. Car accidents caused by the animals have also increased, compounding this serious issue. In her series of photographs, Yoko Ishii shows the freedom deer have to transgress the boundaries between humans and nature.
72 p, ills colour, 22 x 15 cm, pb, Japanese