Bronze 2017 / Architecture / Industrial

Chollima Steelworks, North Korea (dprk)

  • Company
    Sarah Jenkins Photography
  • Photographer
    Sarah Jenkins

Chollima Steelworks Complex remains one of North Korea's most important industrial facilities to this day; synonymous with the drive to rebuild the country in the years following the Korean war. North Koreans are enormously proud of this place as it represents the self reliance of the country. While permission was granted to allow photographs to be taken inside the steelworks (access to foreigners had been off-limits for the past 12 months), it was a requisite that I was quick with my picture taking.

Sarah is a freelance photographer. She has more than 20 years experience in both the photography and graphic design fields. Sarah lives in Sydney Australia but her wanderlust for travel has taken her to all corners of the globe; to 115 countries and all seven continents. She works as an art director on various photographic assignments and shoots travel and portrait photographs on a freelance basis. Her interest in disappearing cultures takes her to some of the more remote parts of the world, photographing tribes and people. Sarah's images have been awarded international photography awards.