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The Magenta Foundation prides itself on the forward thinking and high quality books the foundation is well known for. The scope of our work—featuring, photography, painting and all visual arts—includes emerging photographers, mid-career artist monographs, and Indigenous artists. We believe that books are integral to enriching the lives of the artists we publish and broadening our global audience with work they can collect.
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.