Inside North Korea

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Chronicle Books, Mar 8, 2007 - Photography - 191 pages
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All but closed to outside visitors and influence, its public posture guarded and combative, we see almost nothing from inside North Korea. Award-winning photographer Mark Edward Harris has had rare access to this reclusive country, traveling within its borders as well as documenting life along its northern border with China and the highly militarized DMZ dividing North and South Korea. His images are amazing: the monumental architecture and empty streets of the capital; tightly controlled zones of economic and tourist trade with South Korea; mass games featuring 100,000 choreographed participants. Short essays, extended captions, and a foreword by North Korea expert Bruce Cumings further illuminate a country increasingly at the center of international politics.

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User Review  - Krisna Partawindu - Goodreads

great book with amazing pictures. Read full review

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User Review  - John Hardin - Goodreads

An astounding picture book about the world's most isolated country. Many of the pictures were probably staged, but they offer a rare glimpse of what goes on inside the "Hermit Kingdom." Read full review


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Mark Edward Harris has traveled and photographed in more than 70 countries. He lives in Los Angeles.

Bruce Cumings is the author of North Korea: Another Country and Korea's Place in the Sun, and the two-volume Origins of the Korean War, and is a professor of history at the University of Chicago.

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