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.
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.
Images are from the press kit.
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