Bronze 2017 / Architecture / Industrial

Chollima Steelworks, North Korea (dprk)

  • 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.