About the Author

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Yury Toroptsov
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Blurbarian Since September 2009
Name Yury Toroptsov
My Web Site www.toroptsov.com
Location Paris, France
Gender Male
My Occupation Photographer
My Bio Born in 1974 in a small rural community near Vladivostok, Yury Toroptsov left his native Russia to study at the New School for Social Research in New York after having won a prestigious scholarship.

Nourished by his Far-Eastern origins, American travels and the current residence in Europe, Yury Toroptsov keeps at the core of his work what constitutes a common denominator for those distant cultures: people and their identity and the permanence of myths. Memories, metamorphosis, profane and sacred are the recurring themes in his photographs.

Lives and works in Paris.