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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

WELCOME TO PYONGYANG ~ Photographer CHARLIE CRANE Goes Inside North Korea

Born in London in 1975, Charlie Crane became an advertising and editorial photographer when he was 20. His has photographed campaigns for Sony and Ford, and his editorial clients include the New York Times magazine and W. Crane won the Kodak Gold Award as 'best portrait photographer' of 1998 and exhibitions include at National Portrait Gallery, London.

Charlie Crane's large-format photographs of Pyongyang, the capital city of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, were taken on three visits between 2005 and 2006. His landscapes and portraits are presented here in the manner of a guidebook. Welcome to Pyongyang is an impressive collection of pictures he took in the capital city, a place he described as a ‘Stalinist Disneyland’, where he related the life and portrayed the landscapes of one of the most secretive nations on Earth.

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