Having made four trips to Pyongyang over the last few years, Eddo Hartmann has created this refined project to portray the North Korean regime’s ambition to construct the ultimate socialist city while completely shaping the lives of its inhabitants after this ideal model.
After the total destruction of the capital during the Korean War (1950-1953), the government seized the opportunity to rebuild Pyongyang from the ground up and convert it into the perfect propaganda setting. The buildings were designed to provide all inhabitants with a utopian background for their everyday routine and immortalise the socialist revolution.
The Ganges River is a symbol of Indian civilization as old as Athens and Jerusalem, a source of poetry and legend, now on the brink of an ecological crisis. For centuries people have journeyed here to the heart of Hindu culture in India.
For more than seven years Giulio Di Sturco documented the lives of the people who live along the river Ganges, witnessing first hand the devastating effects of climate change, industrialization and urbanization.
“It’s hard to kill history. The beliefs and thoughts of other people, no matter how obscured, can never be erased.” A powerful look at the stubborn nature of memory, even in the face of repression, censorship, or death.
On 1st August 2016, 118 people were rescued from a rubber boat drifting in the Mediterranean Sea, 20 nautical miles far from the Libyan coast. One more of the hundreds of boats that have been rescued from this migratory route in the past years. Only in 2016, when historical records were beaten, 181.436 migrants were rescued safe, while 4.576 lost their lives at sea.
Here are the protagonist and passengers of that rescue, that one more rescue, that took place in the Mediterranean Sea on 1st August 2016.
My grandparents Franz & Theresia Protschka have been expelled after the Second Worldwar from Bohemia and lost everything they had. Therefore it was almost impossible for them to throw anything away when they built up a new life in Germany.
They were both around 90 years old when they died last year. Unfortunately we had to sell the house both have lived in for more than 60 years. This house in the franconian province in Germany had been the centre for our family.
One way not being too sad about loosing this house with all the memories in it, was to do absurd things on the photographs.