Nick Danziger: Above the Line. People and Places in the DPRK (North Korea)

ISBN: 9780863557286
Author(s): John Everard & Rory MacLean
Format: paperback
Year published: 2014
Publisher: Cornerhouse
Total Pages: 206
Illustrations: 137 colour illustrations


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This catalogue reproduces 150 colour photographs taken by the acclaimed photojournalist Nick Danziger during a visit to the North Korea in 2013.

Travelling with the writer Rory MacLean, and Andrea Rose, Director of Visual Arts at the British Council, Danziger was able to record the everyday life in the DPRK and was given rare access to cities outside Pyongyang.

The photographs are accompanied by commentary on the DPRK’s customs and rituals by Andrea Rose. Exceptionally, all the Korean text in the photographs has been translated, giving a vivid sense of the political exhortation that surrounds citizens in the country.

The catalogue includes 12 Profiles, written by MacLean based on interviews held in the DPRK. These provide fascinating glimpses into the everyday lives of individuals in various walks of life.

Published to accompany an exhibition of Danziger’s photographs at the British Council Headquarters, London, 14 May – 25 July 2014.

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