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Hiroshi WATANABE "Ideology in Paradise" 2008 Photobook SIGNED


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Hiroshi WATANABE, photographer. "Ideology in Paradise." Japan: Mado-sha, 2008, First Edition, HB, dj, 28 x 22 cm, 120 pp, 112 color photos.

Orville Schell has likened visiting Pyongyang akin to that of "visiting a faraway museum where we are able to commune with a series of carefully constructed dioramas based not on life during some past period, but on a far more fantastical world - a North Korean hallucination of the future." Photographed over two trips to North Korea in 2006 and 2007, visits that ironically inspired Watanabe to work in color instead of his signature b/w. Despite the supervision of his visit and the undoubted orchestration of settings and subjects, Watanabe finds unexpected vibrancy and life. Fascinating.

Condition: Very Good, signed by the photographer.