Bronze 2017 / Architecture / Industrial

Chollima Steelworks, North Korea (DPRK)

  • Photographer
    Sarah Jenkins
  • Agency / Studio
    Sarah Jenkins Photography
  • Prizes
    Bronze in Architecture/Industrial

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 who lives in Sydney Australia, but her wanderlust for travel has taken her to all corners of the globe; to 135 countries and all seven continents. Her interest in disappearing cultures takes her to some of the more remote parts of the world. Sarah's images have been awarded international photography awards. Sarah is also the director of SignaturePhoto Photography Courses.