Bronze 2017 / Book / Documentary

North Korea / The Power of Dreams

  • Photographer
    Xiomara Bender
  • Prizes
    Bronze in Book (Series Only)/Documentary

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 »the people« means everything. Xiomara Bender dares to leave prescribed routes in order to find access to »simple people«. Here, a fleeting smile; there, a curious gaze. Moments, in which the state-imposed isolation appears surmountable, captured in this book.