Digital Screens - All The World's A Stage

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Scott A Woodward

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is doubtless one of the most isolated and repressive nations on the planet. Shut off from the world since its liberation from Japanese rule at the end of World War II, and cloaked in mystery ever since, it is estimated that only 5,000 Western tourists visit the Hermit Kingdom annually. For the past 70 years, the North Korean regime has promulgated juche, the pervasive doctrine of self-reliance. The DPRK has long struggled against foreign occupation, molding into the collective consciousness a deep acrimony towards outside influence while remaining the last frontier of isolationism in the modern world. However, despite its tendency toward seclusion, North Korea has raised its curtain in recent years, allowing a small and tightly controlled audience of Western tourists to visit the secretive state. For more than a decade,

Scott has been fascinated by the DPRK, longing to travel there and experience the infamous Hermit Kingdom. Finally, in October 2015, Scott visited North Korea during the national celebrations commemorating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Worker’s Party of Korea, the lone ruling regime of the DPRK’s 24 million citizens.

His work features regularly in a variety of international publications, including National Geographic, GEO, The New York Times and The Washington Post. Scott has also photographed international advertising campaigns for many global brands including Google, Adidas, MasterCard and Johnnie Walker.

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Scott A Woodward

Ko Koria tētahi o ngā whenua o te ao kua aupēhitia, kua tāmia. E noho mōriroriro ana a Koria i te mutunga o tā Hapanihi whakahaere i a rātou i muri i te Pakanga Tuarua, ā, he tūhāhā te noho, kāore e tino kite. Ā, tae noa ki tēnei wā e pēnei tonu ana. E 5,000 anahe ngā tūruhi ka tau atu ki te whenua e kiia ana, te Hermit Kingdom ia tau.

Scott A Woodward; DPRK Selfie

Scott A Woodward; DPRK Selfie

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