3DPRK

Capturing the portraits via the 3D technique

A critically-acclaimed art book by the award-winning photographer Matjaž Tanč  showing portraits of local North Koreans photographed using a 3D stereoscopic technique

3DPRK cover

3DPRK
Matjaž Tanč & Koryo Studio
2014

Matjaž Tančič talking about 3DPRK exhibition in Pekin Fine Arts, Beijiing, China

Matjaž Tančič talking about 3DPRK exhibition in Pekin Fine Arts, Beijiing, China

About the Book

A series of more than 100 portraits of local North Koreans photographed using a 3D stereoscopic technique, a short documentary charting the process of creating the portraits and a critically-acclaimed 3D art book 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.

3DPRK book

Limited edition prints available for purchase, please contact us for details

Watch 3DPRK: Photographing North Korea

Other Publications

Model City
Model City: Pyongyang
The architecture and urban space of Pyongyang, a city conceived as a model for the entire state and for a
Read more.
Inside North Korea book cover
Inside North Korea
Guardian journalist and photographer Oliver Wainwright travelled to DPRK on the Koryo Tours architectural tour
Read more.
Made in North Korea Book Cover
Made in North Korea
Uncovering the fascinating and surprisingly beautiful graphic culture of North Korea. An extensive collection of graphic design
Read more.
A Night in Pyongyang book cover
A Night in Pyongyang
Photographer Werner Kranwetvogel looking at the core elements of the Mass Games, a spectacular extravaganza of gymnastics, synchronisation and music involving over 100,000 performers
Read more.