June 2, 2011

How do you photograph one of the most secretive countries in the world? For Charlie Crane the answer was simple, photograph what they want you to see.



If there is no possibility of getting underneath the surface then the answer was to photograph the surface itself. This series is taken from a larger body of work in Pyongyang, the capital city of North Korea. Although not commonly thought of as a holiday destination all these photographs have been taken at tourist sites throughout the city.

More at Welcome to Pyongyang

Posted by Vanderleun at June 2, 2011 8:42 AM
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Apparently there are only about 3 dozen people people livng in Pyonyang. And they are all very serious.

Posted by: scory at June 2, 2011 9:43 AM

Somehow this all reminds me of Obama's transparency.

Posted by: Denny at June 2, 2011 1:43 PM

Reminds me of Grandmother's couch that was covered in plastic....Preseved perpetually in a different time.

Posted by: Milwaukee Mike at June 2, 2011 7:47 PM

A cross between A Clockwork Orange and I am Legend is what this reminds me of. Except, of course, for the neatly-scrubbed facades, including those of the people. What a ghastly place.

Posted by: waltj at June 4, 2011 12:12 AM

no where do you see a smile.

Posted by: pdwalker at June 4, 2011 8:16 AM