Chris Marker’s retrospective in Arles in 2011 presented more than 300 works, produced between 1957 and 2010. Coréennes is a project made in 1957 when Chris Marker was one of the few journalists who could still explore North Korea freely. The resulting photographs give an uncensored record of daily life, four years after the end of a devastating war. Those strolls were amusingly rejected by both sides of the 38th parallel: the North because it didn’t mention Kim Il-Sung and the South simply because it had been made on the other side of the frontier.
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