Behind the Curtains
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Behind the Curtains of 21st Century Communism by Tomas van Houtryve explores contemporary communist societies in North Korea, Cuba, China, Nepal, Vietnam, Laos and Moldova.
In several nations across the globe, the Communist Party has managed to hold on, mutate and adapt to the 21st century. Whether due to unaddressed class inequality, nostalgia or the steel fist of totalitarianism, these places continue to resist against the tides of history.
Created over seven years, Behind the Curtains demonstrates unprecedented access to current communist countries, where award-winning documentary photographer Tomas van Houtryve discovered a secretive world of revolutionaries, spies, opposition fighters and ordinary workers. His photographs explore the gulf between the high ideals of communism and its complex present day reality.
Foreword by philosopher Tzvetan Todorov.
Behind the Curtains｜by Tomas van Houtryve｜FOREWORD AUTHOR: Tzvetan Todorov｜8.6 × 9.4 × 1.2 in｜Hardcover, 288 pages｜Language: English, French｜Published by Editions Intervalles｜March 2012