Evgeny Mokhorev is a Russian photographer, born in Leningrad (USSR) in 1967. He was eight when he took his first photographs. He started to work as a professional photographer in 1986 and in 1987 joined the famous Leningrad photo club “Mirror.” He is the first Russian photographer who showed such an incredible insight into the fragile and troubled world of children. Since the late 1980s, he has passionately explored the marginal territories of adolescence, the unsettling revelations of lost childhood, and the magical transformations into adulthood. His first solo exhibition outside of his homeland was in Paris in 1992, right after the collapse of the Soviet Union. It was held within the framework of Mois de la Photo, a Photography Festival in Paris, where his series about street kids and orphans of St. Petersburg “Games Children Play,” became a sensation.