A journey to another world, which when crossing its border transforms you into a visitor of the weird, can only be that of North Korea. Officially “Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”, this country is the most secret state on the planet. Led since 2011 by Kim Jong-un, son and grandson of the previous leaders, the nation’s official doctrine is Juche, based on autocracy and self-sufficiency whether military, economic or political. And that’s about all we can say for sure about this country … Le Grand Mensonge (The Big Lie) is a projection into the absurd, a ballad into the unreal or the real, an ironic metamorphosis of North Korean daily life. This book is a photographic fable, a nonsense full of meaning, a satire of the true false, a visual poetry which changes the norm and which suspects Pyongyang of taking you for a ride. Le Grand Mensonge (The Big Lie) offers both a dive into official North Korea and a fun “search and find”. What detail did Didier Bizet add to each photo to highlight an absurd law or...
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