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Setting the Stage: North Korea

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  •  Setting the Stage: North Korea
    Title: Setting the Stage: North Korea
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 30/11/2017
    Price: $99.00
    Publishing status: Active

    In Setting the Stage: North Korea photographer Eddo Hartmann shows the North Korean
    regime's ambitions to build the ultimate socialist city and to mould the people living in that city to
    their ideals. Hartmann is one of very few Western photographers who has been allowed almost
    full access to the country. This publication is the result of many years of research and four visits
    to Pyongyang.
    After the total destruction of Pyongyang during the Korean War (1950-53), the government took
    its chance to rebuild the capital from scratch and to turn it into the perfect setting for their
    propaganda. Pyongyang was to become the city in which every North Korean could experience
    true modern socialism. The buildings were to be the utopian background against which the
    inhabitants could live their daily lives. Pyongyang was to immortalise the socialist revolution. Eddo
    Hartmann had the exceptional opportunity to photograph this architecture of artificiality. In a
    series of evocative images, he captures the forced and almost surreal character of North Korean
    ambition. In a very personal and original style, Hartmann focuses on the individual.
    Eddo Hartmann was educated at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague (KABK). Apart
    from his personal projects, he also works as a freelance photographer for agencies and design
    studios in the Netherlands and abroad. His work can be found in various Dutch collections of
    photography and he has received awards from AOP, the Association of Photographers (London),
    and from DuPho, the Dutch Photographers organisation.

    ISBN: 9789492677150
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