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"Borderline North Korea" Projected at Visa Pour L'Image


Event Date:

September 4, 2013 | 12:00 AM EDT
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With the same ruthless skill it uses to keep its population in check, North Korea also keeps...

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A South Korean soldier looks out from observation post No. 717, the easternmost outpost in South Korea. The two fences on the hillside in the background mark out the mine-filled strip of land at the center of the DMZ. Image © Tomas van Houtryve/VII. South Korea, 2013.

Tomas van Houtryve's project "Borderline North Korea" will be featured as part of Visa pour l'Image 2013 on September 4 in Perpignan, France.

The photographs are part of Tomas's project "Borderline: In the Shadow of North Korea" which looks at the restrictions and distortions of journalism in North Korea. Tomas photographed along the border of North Korea follows the North-South Korean border and the DMZ trying to see beyond North Korea's meticulously orchestrated fictions.

September 4, 2013
Campo Santo
Perpignan, France

Visa Pour L'Image, the International festival of photojournalism is from August 31 to September 15, 2013. Education week is from September 16 to 20, screenings are from September 2 to 7 and professional week is from September 2 to 8.

For more information about the festival, visit the website.