Ikuru Kuwajima, Japan/Russia
Ikuru Kuwajima is a Moscow-based artist, photographer, videographer, writer and translator, originally from Japan and educated in the University of Missouri, Columbia, as a photojournalism major. In the past 11 years, he has been living and working on personal projects in several Eastern European and Central Asian countries (Romania, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Russia). He is fluent in Japanese, Russian and English.
More about the artist: http://www.ikurukuwajima.com/