Photographer Mihaela Noroc is on a mission to document diverse beauty by photographing women in every country of the world. Last month, that odyssey took her to North Korea.“When entering North Korea you step in a different world,” Noroc wrote in a description of the series for The WorldPost. “You already know that you will see huge monuments, statues and communist celebrations but you almost know nothing about North Korean women.”
Monument to the Soviet Army - Sofia, Bulgaria (June 2011)
In mid-June, anonymous artists repainted the Soviet soldiers on a war monument in Sofia as comic-book superheroes. Beyond merely irritating the authorities with the farce, the gesture raises the question of the relationship between power, art and history.