The ritual of the costume in Noh traditional theater.

PhotographerLucas Dragone
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

Rare moment with Noh theater family in Japan. The father Oshima Masanobu The daughter Oshima Kinue Noh performers had been exclusively male, but daughters of established Noh actors have begun to perform professionally since 1940s. In 2009, there were about 1200 male and 200 female professional Noh performers.

About Photographer

Lucas Dragone is an award winning visual artist and storyteller. He studied at the Lassaad International School of Theater. In the past few years he initiated a project of documenting various forms of theaters. By doing this Lucas hopes to contribute to the documentation of the performing arts. In parallel with his photographic works, Looka is also directing film documentaries around the world. His first film Documentary Black Box is the result of 5 years following the creation process of The House of Dancing Water, a show directed in Macau (China) by Franco Dragone. Far from being a "making of", It is a journey through time, exploring the minds, the moods, the sensations,... of the artists involved in the project. His second film documentary is about I Made Djimat, a very well-known figure in the world of theatre who is coming fromĀ a small village in Bali. I Made Djimat had a major influence on some of the most important directors in the 20th century. To learn more about Lucas: www.lookaloopa.com