TWO ISLANDS is an essay about Cuba and Japan, supported by the 15th century piece "Utopia" by Sir Thomas More.
One of the crucial elements of a utopian society is geographical remoteness, which preserves and isolates the nation within by its natural border. Exploring and comparing Cuba and Japan has allowed me to stage a story which not only shows the similarities and differences of these two distanced cultures but also underlines the unique hermeticity of both. The political, economical and cultural particularity of both these nations make them unique in their own ways, but also so similar. Thus, presenting both photos as one image becomes the essence of the story. The intention of this essay is not to simply show Cuba and Japan, but rather the line that separates and connects them both.