Parking Lot Hydra.
Photographs by Estelle Hanania.
Decathlon Books, 2010. 50 pp., Color on white and green newsprint, 8½x11".
Parking Lot Hydra is photographer Estelle Hanania’s unique
documentation of a Balkan winter masquerade, in which men
don elaborate feathered masks and long yak fur costumes.
Her vantage point is the parking lot surrounding the festival,
a transitional space caught between banal reality and outlandish
artifice. Here, traditional attire is heaped on top of
modern cars, and teenagers remove their masks for cigarette
breaks away from the proceedings. An interview between
Hanania and the publishers precedes the photographs.
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