Inside Pyongyang: Eddo Hartman


Photographer Eddo Hartman has been a frequent visitor to the Hermit Kingdom, making four trips to Pyongyang between 2014 and 2017. This display is the second and final of his series.

Gun instructor, Maeri shooting range, Pyongyang 2015 © Eddo Hartmann; Guard in Blue, Kimjongilia Flower Exhibition Hall, Pyongyang 2015 © Eddo Hartmann; Propaganda Billboard, Bridge at border of Pothonggang District, Pyongyang 2015 © Eddo Hartmann; Brilliant Star Rocket, Three Revolutions Exhibition, Pyongyang 2017 © Eddo Hartmann; Arch of Triumph, Pyongyang 2015 © Eddo Hartmann; Electronics Industry Hall, Three Revolutions Exhibition, Pyongyang 2015 © Eddo Hartmann

Hartman's fascination for the country was partly prompted by the one-sided image that the Western World perceived, familiar only with the propaganda of leader Kim Jong-un and his predecessors, North Korea is painted as a political opponent as it builds its own nuclear program. Hartman had already shared to the world of his own experience and documentation of Pyongyang in the spring of 2015. Now he returns to complete the concept-like, model city full of futuristic monuments and absolute power.

Visit Hartman capture the unfamiliar aspects of the North Korean society and ideology in the Eddo Hartmann / Setting the Stage: Pyongyang, North Korea, Part 2 at the Huis Marseille in Amsterdam, running through March 4, 2018.

Trolley Bus, Somun Street, Pyongyang 2015 © Eddo Hartmann; Central District by Night, Pyongyang 2015 © Eddo Hartmann; October Ten Parade, Tongdaewon Street, Pyongyang 2015 © Eddo Hartmann; “Pyongyang, The Heart of Korea”, Sign on building in front of the Central Station, Pyongyang 2015 © Eddo Hartmann; The Chollima Line, Metro Pyongyang 2014 © Eddo Hartmann

Images are from the press kit.

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One Comment

  1. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    I watch Lisa Ling nat geo undercover and she reveal the real north korean folk who lot of them are suffer and got medical help from international organisation meanwhile their government busy doing nothing 😢

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