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Club Dinner: Photography Projects in North Korea – Art Or Propaganda?

Date: 13 Feb 2017 07:00 PM | Venue:

Photography Projects in North Korea:
Art Or Propaganda?
Speaker: Matjaž Tančič

Mr. Tančič’s “3DPRK” project revolved around taking portraits of ordinary people as they go about their daily life in North Korea. The project has been exhibited in Pyongyang. Works from “3DPRK” have also been published in numerous photo journals and magazines, and exhibited most recently in China, U.S.A and Europe. A 20-minute video documentary on the making of this project was shown, followed by a photo presentation. 3D glasses was provided to the audience.

Slovenian photographer Matjaž Tančič is based in Beijing and Ljubjana. The graduate of the London College of Fashion has participated in 60 group and 24 solo exhibitions, and his work has been featured in magazines such as Vogue, Marrie Claire, L’Officiel, Playboy, Mercedes Benz Magazine and more. In 2013, he won a Sony World Photography Organization award in the 3D photo category. In 2012, he also won a Slovenia Press Photo award in the nature category. The speaker was among the six finalists in the 2009 “Google Photography Prize” contest.

Nicholas Bonner (producer of the 20-minute documentary) and Meg Maggio will join in the Q&A session. Bonner is director and owner of Koryo Tours & Studio, which specializes in film, art, tourism, cultural and humanitarian projects in North Korea. Meg Maggio is director of Pékin Fine Arts, a Beijing and Hong Kong based contemporary art gallery and art advisory consultancy.


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