3DPRK

A series of more than 100 portraits of local North Koreans photographed using a 3D stereoscopic technique by the award-winning photographer Matjaž Tančič

Tančič’s unique 3D photography medium provides a depth of image that normal photography cannot. The resulting photographs were showcased through interactive pieces in CNN and The Guardian, as well as being exhibited in Beijing, Hong Kong, Houston and Pyongyang – the latter being the first time that Western photography was shared with a local audience.

Capturing the portraits via the 3D technique required patience and understanding on the part of the subject – standing motionless for minutes while photographs are captured to cover the requisite perspectives. In a country where people are understandably wary of the Western-wielded camera, and guides are not naturally disposed to prolong the process of taking photographs in public spaces.

Exhibitions around the world used a variety of formats to view the work

Selected Artworks

Available in 2D and 3D

#1. KIM OK SOK, KITC Tour Guide, International Cinema House

#1. KIM OK SOK, KITC Tour Guide, International Cinema House
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT001

#11. LI CHOL SAM () + Friend, Pyongyang Metro

#11. LI CHOL SAM () + Friend, Pyongyang Metro
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT002

#15. YU HYOL SIM, 20, Swimmer, Munsu Wading Complex

#15. YU HYOL SIM, 20, Swimmer, Munsu Wading Complex
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT003

#17. RI YONG MIN, 21, 52kg Boxing Champion, Amnokgang Sports Team, Outdoor Ice Rink

#17. RI YONG MIN, 21, 52kg Boxing Champion, Amnokgang Sports Team, Outdoor Ice Rink
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT004

#18. KIM JONG MI, 19 + PAK GYONG HUI, 19, Students (Cookery), Ice Rink.

#18. KIM JONG MI, 19 + PAK GYONG HUI, 19, Students (Cookery), Ice Rink
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT005

#20. PAK UN JU, 23, Packer, Pyongsong Food Factory

#20. PAK UN JU, 23, Packer, Pyongsong Food Factory
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT006

#22. O KYONG JU, 16 + CHA GUM SONG, 15, Kim Jong Suk Middle School

#22. O KYONG JU, 16 + CHA GUM SONG, 15, Kim Jong Suk Middle School
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT007

#24. RI GYONG SUN, 45, Maintaining Ancient History Section, Folk Park Pyongyang

#24. RI GYONG SUN, 45, Maintaining Ancient History Section, Folk Park Pyongyang
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT008

#26. LI GYONG SON, 26, Waitress, Hamburger Restaurant

#26. LI GYONG SON, 26, Waitress, Hamburger Restaurant
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT009

#27. Porter, Chongnyon Hotel

#27. Porter, Chongnyon Hotel
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT010

#28. PEK CHANG SIM, 29, Cashier, Juche Tower (Outside) copy

#28. PEK CHANG SIM, 29, Cashier, Juche Tower (Outside)
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT011

#31. KANG KUM HYANG, 24, Waitress, Sugok Rest Stop (between Pyongyang and Kaesong) copy

#31. KANG KUM HYANG, 24, Waitress, Sugok Rest Stop (between Pyongyang and Kaesong)
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT012

#38. NAM DONG HO, Military Guide, UN Hut, DMZ

#38. NAM DONG HO, Military Guide, UN Hut, DMZ
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT013

#40. Kang Hyon A. 13 years. Student. Myong Ju 38 years Accordion Teacher Kaesong Schoolchildrens Palace

#40. Kang Hyon A. 13 years. Student. Myong Ju 38 years Accordion Teacher Kaesong Schoolchildrens Palace
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT014

#45. (From L-R) RI BOM, 15, RYANG IL BOM, 15, RI SONG JIN, 15, Basketball Students, Kaesong Schoolchildren’s Palace copy

#45. (From L-R) RI BOM, 15, RYANG IL BOM, 15, RI SONG JIN, 15, Basketball Students, Kaesong Schoolchildren’s Palace
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT015

#57. RI Family, Mangyongdae Funfair

#57. RI Family, Mangyongdae Funfair
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT016

#59. RI YONG GI, 42, Water Regulator, Chonsamri Co-operative Farm

#59. RI YONG GI, 42, Water Regulator, Chonsamri Co-operative Farm
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT017

#62. Accordionist + Singers, Chollima Steelworks

#62. Accordionist + Singers, Chollima Steelworks
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT018

#63. WON IL MYONG, 38, Furnace Worker, Chollima Steelworks

#63. WON IL MYONG, 38, Furnace Worker, Chollima Steelworks
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT019

#68. Miss KIM + Miss YANG, Meari Shooting Range

#68. Miss KIM + Miss YANG, Meari Shooting Range
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT020

#70. JON HYON MI, 24, Casino Service Lady, Meari Shooting Range Archery Room

#70. JON HYON MI, 24, Casino Service Lady, Meari Shooting Range Archery Room
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT021

#73. KIM UN HYANG, 24, Waitress, Dongmyong Hotel, Wonsan

#73. KIM UN HYANG, 24, Waitress, Dongmyong Hotel, Wonsan
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT022

#78. RI SANG GWAN, 37, Tractor Driver, Tongbong Farm

#78. RI SANG GWAN, 37, Tractor Driver, Tongbong Farm
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT023

#85. CHON YONG SIK, 58, Bookshop Manager, Majon Guesthouse Resort

#85. CHON YONG SIK, 58, Bookshop Manager, Majon Guesthouse Resort
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT024

#90. JIN HYO CHUN, 50, Machine Repairer, Hungnam Fertiliser Factory

#90. JIN HYO CHUN, 50, Machine Repairer, Hungnam Fertiliser Factory
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT025

#91. CHAE CHOL BOK, 25, Electricity Worker, + CHO SONG RAN, 32, Urea Fertiliser Worker, Hungnam Fertiliser Factory

#91. CHAE CHOL BOK, 25, Electricity Worker, + CHO SONG RAN, 32, Urea Fertiliser Worker, Hungnam Fertiliser Factory
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT026

#93. Guide, Tonghungsan Park, Hamhung

#93. Guide, Tonghungsan Park, Hamhung
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT027

#94. KIM YONG IL, Groom, 30 + RI HYON A, Bride, 26, Tonghungsan Park, Hamhung

#94. KIM YONG IL, Groom, 30 + RI HYON A, Bride, 26, Tonghungsan Park, Hamhung
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT028

#96. SON KUM JU, 29, Cleaner, Sinhungsan Hotel, Hamhung

#96. SON KUM JU, 29, Cleaner, Sinhungsan Hotel, Hamhung
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT029

#100. KIM JIN HAK, 20, Landscaping Student, Agriculture University, Wonsan

#100. KIM JIN HAK, 20, Landscaping Student, Agriculture University, Wonsan
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT030

#105. SIN SAE CHOL, 57, X-Ray Doctor, Mammography, Maternity Hospital Oncology Centre

#105. SIN SAE CHOL, 57, X-Ray Doctor, Mammography, Maternity Hospital Oncology Centre
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT031

#107. CHO UN HUI, 24, Immunology Doctor, Biochemistry Examination Room, Maternity Hospital copy

#107. CHO UN HUI, 24, Immunology Doctor, Biochemistry Examination Room, Maternity Hospital
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT032

#109. PAK MI HYANG, 20, 1st Dan + RA KYONG HUN, 22, 2nd Dan, Taekwondo Stadium copy

#109. PAK MI HYANG, 20, 1st Dan + RA KYONG HUN, 22, 2nd Dan, Taekwondo Stadium
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT033

#111. KIM GI SUN, 60, KITC Cameraman, Duck BBQ Restaurant

#111. KIM GI SUN, 60, KITC Cameraman, Duck BBQ Restaurant
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT034

#112. AN YONG OK, 31, PAK KUN JU, 23, JONG CHUN HUI, 23 Panmun Gak

#112. AN YONG OK, 31, PAK KUN JU, 23, JONG CHUN HUI, 23 Panmun Gak
Matjaž Tančič
Size: 93 x 140 cm
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 2000
Size: 60 x 90 cm
Edition: 7 + 2 AP
Price: EUR 1000
ID: PT035

Shipping is charged at 80 EUR or artworks may be collected from our studio in Beijing. Art may be returned to our office within 10 days of receipt for full refund less bank charges. All photographs are printed on archival paper.

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