Borderline North Korea

With the same ruthless skill that it keeps its population in check with, North Korea also keeps outside observers in the dark. But another sketch of the country can be made from the outside, by tracing the contours of its borders. This project uses panoramic photos to document North Korea’s 1400 km border with China and the D.M.Z. which separates it from South Korea. These are little known landscapes, where refugees, smugglers, soldiers and spies exist on the fringes of the world’s most enigmatic country.

A second element of this project features interviews and portraits of people who have escaped North Korea…

Project supported by grants from the Pulitzer Center and the Magnum Foundation.