DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Sweet Agony of War (North Korea: A Nation Defined by War)
Sweet Agony of War (North Korea: A Nation Defined by War)
bhowie


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Late Night (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Location: Pyongyang
Date: May 1, 2005
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 3sec
Galleries: Emotive, Political
Date Uploaded: May 3, 2005

Ok perhaps an explination is required on this one:

I live in North Korea (the DPRK), a country constantly in the news these days for all the wrong reasons. I decided to submit this image, not because it was the best from this week's night snaps, but because I felt it had something to say about the current news reports on North Korea. My first choice for submission is not technically legal for me to post publically, and I have ethical concerns about releasing images with politically sensative content, so it will have to remain in my personal collection for now.

I trust that viewers of this image will gain a sense of the conflicting emotions that war creates - that for some there is agony and pain, but for others it provides a definition of self and a national identity. North Korea is a country full of such contrasts. I trust that this image in some small way stirs viewers to find out more about this country and its long suffering people.

Statistics
Place: 81 out of 334
Avg (all users): 5.8078
Avg (commenters): 7.9286
Avg (participants): 5.7891
Avg (non-participants): 5.8208
Views since voting: 764
Views during voting: 496
Votes: 359
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/10/2005 08:09:57 AM
sends shivers down my spine..
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/10/2005 06:29:23 AM
Very nice image...reminds me a lot of the Korean Monument in DC at night. I took pictures of that last year, and they turned out very ghostly. Extremely eerie. This is a nice image as well. The face looks as if it has no soul. Empty. Great image, one of my favorites in this challenge. <9>
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/08/2005 01:36:07 AM
a favorite of mine...political art
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/06/2005 12:27:52 PM
is this a pic of a staute, it looks like it could be of a poster too. I kinda like it. Looks like they were suprised by someone with a light.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/05/2005 11:42:03 PM
Oh wow, just amazing!!!!!!!!! I think it's a statue?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/05/2005 06:39:03 PM
Great shot. I'd like to know how you got it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/05/2005 06:13:55 PM
Wow. This is one of my favorites of the challenge. you really captured an emotion with this type of lighting. Good luck.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/05/2005 03:33:53 PM
The best Image I have seen so far.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/05/2005 08:17:44 AM
very striking
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/04/2005 01:10:10 PM
Very emotive photo. The nighttime perspective and shadows emphasize the anguish on the face. I love the color tones too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/04/2005 12:51:10 PM
good eye.......well done.8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/04/2005 10:07:15 AM
Nice lighting and compostion! 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/04/2005 09:06:43 AM
Very ribbon worthy! Good luck..
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/04/2005 01:18:06 AM
Wow. the light in the one eye makes this shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2019 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 06/17/2019 05:03:06 AM EDT.