Carl De Keyzer
D.P.R. Korea - Grand Tour
Sizes 18 x 25 cm
Pages 528 | English edition
Publisher Lannoo | 2017
When it comes to foreign visitors or artists, North Korea, officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the last communist state in the world from an ideological, political and cultural perspective, must be the most restrictive country in the world.
Nevertheless, Magnum photographer Carl De Keyzer managed to cross the entire country in 42 days, divided into three journeys. De Keyzer is one of very few photographers who get almost-unlimited access to the country. He photographed more than 200 different locations, many of which had never been captured on camera before.
The 250 photos that form his 'Grand Tour' - taken on marches, at the shooting range, in the subway and in family homes - are a testament to this country's uniqueness.