Misha grew up in a poor family in a small town in Belarus (between Russia and Poland) called Bobruisk. His father was an alcoholic and he spent his time on the streets as a bully. He was constantly in fights and in trouble with the police.
Despite it’s stunning beauty, New Zealand has one of the highest youth suicide rates in the world and cutting (self harm) is now epidemic among young people there. Our Steiger New Zealand team recently ran a photographic exhibition called “Diaries of Despair” in Tauranga, New Zealand.