Matjaž Tančič's best photograph: a pink-hatted woman in Pyongyang Folklore Park

By Interview by Jamie Fullerton

‘She looked back, saw the rulers' portraits on the house, and knelt down. “I cannot be higher than the leaders,” she explained'

This shot was taken in the suburbs of Pyongyang, in a little theme park called Pyongyang Folklore Park. They say that if you see the model buildings from the sky they are in the shape of Korea – both Koreas – because their biggest desire, always, is reunification. They don't talk “South” and “North”.

Tourists are allowed to go there, but it's so obscure there was hardly anyone around. The park might now be permanently closed because Jang Song-thaek [the uncle of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un] was executed. He was taking care of it before he died. It's sort of his legacy, so they might tear it down.

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