Matjaž Tančič, Slovenian photographer based in Beijing
Introduced by Charles Armstrong, Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies in the Social Sciences in the Department of History, Columbia University
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
1:00PM – 2:30PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918
Cosponsored by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Matjaž Tančič will share images and a short video from the project 3DPRK. The portraits in this series are the first images of local people from across North Korea made using a 3D stereoscopic technique. This collection features not only the citizens of Pyongyang — North Korea’s showcase capital — but also farmers in the fields of co-operative farms, residents of Hamhung (North Korea’s second largest city) and factory workers.
The collaborative project, done with support from Koryo Studio, included a team of five (photographer, producer, two North Korean guides, and one driver) as Tančič photographed soldiers at the tense Demilitarized Zone, and visited schools, hospitals and and other sites across the country.
3D viewing glasses will be provided. Tančič will take questions following the event.