'Absolutely fantastic ... Chancel's images, much like North Korea itself, emphasise the seemingly innocent, glossily perfect, surface of things' --British Journal of Photography
'Fascinating ... a weighty tome, and so is the contents ... beautiful' --Professional Photographer
'Tantalising' --The Dubliner
'Fascinating and disturbingly beautiful' --Outdoor Photography
'A remarkable coup ... a unique work of reportage'
--Ellesmere Port Pioneer
'Chilling scenography ... a talented survey' --The Daily Telegraph
'A unique work of reportage' --Liverpool Daily Post
'Startling images that are at once impressive and chilling' --Metro
About the Author
Philippe Chancel has worked all over the world and his photographs have been exhibited widely. Michel Poivert is the author of several books on photography. Jonathan Fenby is the former editor of the South China Morning Post and the Observer.