translator, porn star, exile…


Slava Mogutin fled Russia for New York in 1995. His outspoken writing on gay issues had sparked anonymous death threats, made him the conservative media’s favourite whipping boy and triggered a criminal case that could have resulted in a seven-year prison sentence. He had grown up on a diet of Georges Bataille and Jean Genet, and was the first to translate the work of Dennis Cooper and William Burroughs into Russian. Upon his arrival in New York he jumped the language barrier by shifting his focus to photography.


Read the interview with this tongue, genre, sex and political pioneer in 3:AM Magazine by clicking the photo…