A Star and Magnolia

Winners 2017

Ilya Pitalev

Ilya Pitalev (1970, Moscow, Russia), 2003-2007 photographer at Kommersant Publishing House, Moscow, Russia. 2007-2014 staff photographer at RIA-Novosty news agency, Russia. 2014 - photographer at Kommersant Publishing House, Moscow, Russia. 2014 - 2015 staff photographer at RIA-Novosty news agency, Russia.

3 place
The Problem
2017

A Star and Magnolia

For decades, North Korea remains the most closed territory on the world map. Three generations of the Kim dynasty retained power in the country that survived the deprivation, hunger and war. The world was swiftly changing around this small country, the communist regimes were collapsing. North Korea, which possesses nuclear weapons, is in endless confrontation with South Korea, the United States and Japan. The methods of governing the country can not be called democratic. Nevertheless, the regime is stable. The generation now living in the country has not seen and does not know another system. How long can you exist opposing yourself to the rest of the world? Will the Great Juche ideology experiment be completed?