Photography series, 2017
In Spring 2017, from Pyongyang to the DMZ, there had been heavy snow, open skies, military music reverberating from afar. In a highly guarded state, those who enter the capital of North Korea likely find themselves in strictly planned sites that untiringly reiterate a singular political and historical narrative of the DPRK. No outsiders were allowed to have contact with the ordinary life. Only the camera was given such fleeting, nervous privilege, and its experience of the one man’s land much truer than the trip; yet no truer than the daily saturated fiction itself.