Boris Mikhailov - Japan
"From Japan" is exactly that, Boris Mikhailov's photographic statement from and on Japan. Best known for images of his native Ukraine, Mikhailov is concerned with ignored social realities and depicts people with tragicomic compassion. By turning his attention to Japan, Mikhailov has joined other contemporary colour photographers such as Nan Goldin and Juergen Teller who have been fascinated by the country. Mikhailov's Japan is comparable to Araki's vision, showing sexual desire as an often repressed but fundamental social factor.