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Above The Line: People and Places in the DPRK (North Korea)

Above The Line: People and Places in the DPRK (North Korea) is an exhibition of 81 large-scale colour photographs captured by photojournalist Nick Danziger. He visited the cities of Pyongyang, Nampo, Wonsan and Sariwon and captured North Korea not only as we know it but also showing a new face of this closed country to us. He captured many photos of its people doing ordinary things - students walking down a street; a man waiting at a tram stop; women bathing in the sea.

Moreover, Nick Danziger tried to meet and talk to these people everyday so that a picture emerges of individuals whose smallest pleasures are not all that different from people elsewhere, however strange or limiting their circumstances may appear to us. Profiles of 12 of these individuals are published in the catalogue accompanying this exhibition, together with an expanded selection of photographs and commentary on life and culture in North Korea.

The exhibition will be shown at the British Council Headquarters in London, 13 May – 25 July 2014.

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