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Metro Boy #1 - Limited Edition 1 of 7 Photograph Photograph

Yannis Kontos


Photography, C-type on Paper

Size: 60.6 W x 39.4 H x 0.1 D in

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Pyongyang, May 2005. A young North Korean schoolboy stands on the platform of the Pyongyang Metro station, waiting for the arrival of the train. As the train glides into motion, a sense of dynamic energy fills the scene. The boy's gaze is fixed on the camera, capturing a moment of curiosity and wonder amidst the structured routine of daily life. The stark aesthetic of the metro station, combined with the boy's school uniform, creates a compelling visual narrative. The motion of the train adds a layer of movement and urgency to the scene, symbolizing the forward momentum of progress in a tightly controlled environment. This image encapsulates the intersection of innocence and the relentless pace of life, offering a glimpse into the everyday experiences of North Korean youth within the unique context of Pyongyang's metro system.

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Photography:C-type on Paper

Artist Produced Limited Edition of:7

Size:60.6 W x 39.4 H x 0.1 D in

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Award-winning photographer Yannis Kontos is no stranger to unusual situations. From the everyday life of an amputee in Sierra Leone to warzones around the world, to the streets of Pyongyang, North Korea, Kontos’s lens has captured unadorned but with respect a set of realities unknown to global audiences. His work has been featured in many well-respected publications like Life magazine or the cover of Time magazine. Social issues and the human factor are always center stage in the World Press Photo winner’s 30 year-long career in documentary work, but for his landscape art, it seems that he takes quite a different approach. Currently, Yannis Kontos is an Assistant Professor of Visual Studies and Creative Industries at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences of United Arab Emirates University. He holds a PhD degree in Documentary Photography from the University of Wales (UK) and a Master of Arts degree in Photographic Journalism from the University of Westminster (UK).

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