Art, Photography

Mass Game

I came across the work of Sam Gellman – a Hong Kong-based travel photographer – last month when his stunning pictures of life inside the borders of North Korea were used by various news outlets on news of Kim Jong Il’s death. Sam’s photos of the country’s mass games in particular captured the precision and lunacy of the occasion (and it’s vast scale) in kaleidoscopic, jewelled colour, but his portfolio of images documenting life in East and South-East Asia is fascinating too: I was born and grew up in Hong Kong, and his work captures perfectly the peculiarities and beauty of life a world away from London. Below are recent excerpts from his portfolio – including some of those North Korea shots. You can hear Sam talking about these with the BBC World Service here and his Facebook page – with even more incredible shots – is here.

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