The Easel

Setting the Stage in North Korea: An Interview with Eddo Hartmann

North Korea is getting plenty of headlines. Are we beginning to understand it any better? Hartmann’s images from repeated trips to Pyongyang reveal a lot, essentially because they reveal so little – “the immense blandness of the capital city … compressed into one monumental ideological statement.” Where do people fit in? They are scarcely to be seen.