DMZ (One Picture Book)
DMZ by Michael Kenna. First Edition (2018). This is number 459 from an edition of 500 numbered copies with a 5x7 print signed by Michael Kenna on verso, in new condition. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
The DMZ, also known as the Korean Demilitarised Zone is two hundred and fifty kilometers long, four kilometers wide, and runs across the thirty-eighth parallel. Resulting in a divide between the Korean peninsula, into North Korea and South Korea. The DMZ has been a de facto buffered international border since an Armistice Agreement was signed in 1953. So, now thousands of troops from North and South Korea are stationed on both sides of the border line. Constant visual and electronic surveillance is conducted across this place. Electrified barbed wire fences, armed guard posts as well as watch towers defend the perimeters of the zone. Land mines and heavy weapons are in place, ready to be used. In this great book, the thirteen photographs are presented were made by Michael Kenna during his visits to the South Korean DMZ locations of Cheolwon, Gangwondo in 2005 and Paju, Gyeonggido in 2012.
Michael Kenna (b.1953) was born in Widnes, England, and is best known for his unusual photographs of black and white landscapes. Firstly, he was a student at the London College of Printing. Afterwards, he began working as an artist and a photographer.