Sixty-five stunning large-format photographs, taken by Charlie Crane during three visits to Pyongyang, are presented in the manner of a North Korean guide-each accompanied by a real North Korean guide's commentary. Pyongyang and its people are presented on their own kitsch terms, while the reader can see beyond the cliches of the "official" line.
Charlie Crane was born in London in 1975 and now works as a photographer for clients including The New York Times, W magazine, Sony, and Ford. Nicholas Bonner has visited North Korea over fifty times as proprietor of the Beijing-based Koryo Tours. His films include Crossing the Line, about American defectors to North Korea."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, with an introduction by Crane's collaborator and producer, Nicholas Bonner, and with commentaries on the scenes depicted from interviews recorded with the city's official tourist guides."--BOOK JACKET.
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