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These Illegally Obtained Photos Prove That Normalcy Can Be Just As Chilling As Chaos

These Illegally Obtained Photos Prove That Normalcy Can Be Just As Chilling As Chaos

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When we think about North Korea, "mundanity" isn't a concept that typically comes to mind. We ideate scenes of oppression and social injustice. Our minds fill with imagined horrors built with the brick and mortar of news footage and legacy media. And that makes sense, since atrocity is the thread that weaves together every scrap of the North Korean experience. It's the cultural tie that binds.But when photographer Michal Huniewicz illegally documented his time in the country, the resulting collection revealed an image of North Korean life that twists seemingly innocuous imagery into a haunting spectacle of everyday life lived under oppression's thumb. We don't often picture grocery checkout lines, hotel lobbies, and tour buses. We don'...
This Woman’s Works Of Art Are Dizzying In The Best Possible Way

This Woman’s Works Of Art Are Dizzying In The Best Possible Way

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We've all seen those movie scenes that are shot from the perspective of someone getting hit upside the head and falling into a heap. But before they hit the concrete, we're met with dizzying shots from the victim's point of view — scenes that show a spinning world full of double-faced assailants. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('VN_PG_DCI1_BTF'); }); She strives to make each painting a conversation piece as observers read between the lines of every layer. Alex Garant Alex Garant And that conversation springs from a place of complication, since we're tasked with making sense of imagery that puts our percerptions to the test. Al...