Japanese photographer/visual artist Takashi Arai (b.1978) first encountered photography while he was a university student of biology. In an effort to trace photography to its origins, he encountered daguerreotype, and after much trial and error mastered the complex technique. Arai has made it his own personal medium, finding it a reliable device for storing memory that is far better for recording and transmitting interactions with his subjects than modern photography.
Photo: ©Anton Orlov
Nobuyoshi Araki is a contemporary Japanese fine art photographer known for his prolific works and erotic imagery. While his photographs are often interested in the daily activities and traditional practices of his homeland, it is Araki's sexual imagery that provokes controversy and fascination.
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Olivia Arthur (born 1980) is a British documentary photographer, based in London. She studied mathematics at Oxford University and photojournalism at the London College of Printing. Her work focuses on women and the East-West cultural divide.
Photo: ©Olivia Arthur