UNPERSON by Tim Franco: Our Spring 2021 Publication

UNPERSON by Tim Franco.

Unperson is a collection of North Korean Defectors and their incredible stories retracing their steps to freedom, by Tim Franco.

Unperson is one of the first photo books of North Korean Defectors. The 15 intimate portraits and the stories of the brave people who decided to take that chance to flee to South Korea. The road to South Korea is dangerous and can take years with the many different borders of Mongolia, Laos, Thailand and China.

The people fleeing are filled with the fear of being arrested and sent back to labour camps. Once they arrive in South Korea, they often struggle to find a new identity; lost between their North Korean past and South Korean future.

Photographer Tim Franco traveled to the crossing points, aiming to capture the diversity of landscape that is the background of North Korean defection. He chose to use a large format camera with Polaroid film to capture each defector.

Stay tuned and we will update you in coming months.