2017 / Book
North Korea / The Power of Dreams
This photographic documentation is the result of numerous journeys into a enigmatic world. Travelling as a photographer through a country, in which imprudently made photos can mean painful repression for the people in front of the camera. Searching for answers in North Korea, where the individual seems to leave no traces and Â»the peopleÂ« means everything. Xiomara Bender dares to leave prescribed routes in order to find access to Â»simple peopleÂ«. Here, a fleeting smile; there, a curious gaze. Moments, in which the state-imposed isolation appears surmountable, captured in this book.