Edges of the Rainbow


By Michel Delsol & Haruku Shinozaki

“The exquisite humanity in this book transcends all 
geographical and cultural difference to show us what is 
universal in ourselves, and germane to place. A triumph of insight and heart.”—Hilton Als, staff writer for the New Yorker and a winner of 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism
“A wonderful visual exploration of contemporary queer lives in Japan. Exploring the personal and public lives of a gay Episcopal priest, a young lesbian couple who’ve been accepted by their family, a famous civil rights activist and pop idol, an intersex author, and more, this important volume provides a unique glimpse into a diverse Japan. It inspires us to to ‘live as you are—truthfully.’”—Karen Nakamura, professor of anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley

Michel Delsol was born in Paris and works in New York City. He has received the Judges Award from the Society of Publication Designers, as well as awards from Px3, Prix de la Photographie Paris, and the International Black & White Spider Awards.
Born in Japan and raised in Tokyo, Haruku Shinozaki is a journalist who lives in New York.

YOMIURI NEWSPAPER | December 21, 2018

THE GUARDIAN | August 11, 2017


MOWWGLI | June 7, 2017

SEATTLE GAY SCENE | May 26, 2017

WINDY CITY TIMES | May 24, 2017

HUCK MAGAZINE | May 20, 2017

VICE | May 10, 2017

ADVOCATE | May, 2017


DAILY PHOTO NEWS | April 25, 2017

PHOTO CRITIC | April, 2017

REVIEW BY AMOS LASSEN | April 14, 2017

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