Matthew Connors. Mask in Reverse. 2016

Matthew Connors Mask in Reverse 2016

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Connors took this photograph, among many others, over several trips to North Korea from 2013 to 2016. Throughout the world, North Korea is known as a reclusive nation that strictly limits its citizens’access to information. Connors’s images
of charged symbols, like this mask, combine a documentary style with a more metaphoric approach. Through such images, Connors explores the discrepancies between experience and state-controlled narratives and what it means to live with fundamentally different conceptions of reality.

Gallery label from Being: New Photography, 2018
Inkjet print
44 × 33" (111.8 × 83.8 cm)
Committee on Photography Fund
Object number
© 2021 Matthew Connors

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