Kim Jong Il Looking at Things (Hardcover)

Kim Jong Il Looking at Things By João Rocha (Editor), Marco Bohr (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Cover Image

Kim Jong Il Looking at Things (Hardcover)

By João Rocha (Editor), Marco Bohr (Text by (Art/Photo Books))

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The cult classic photobook celebrating the North Korean leader's infinite capacity for looking at things

Comical and bizarre, Kim Jong Il Looking at Things has become a cult classic among photobook connoisseurs since its publication in 2015. The book was based upon one of the most followed, shared and imitated monothematic Tumblr blogs in recent years. Created by Jo o Rocha, an art director at an advertising firm in Lisbon, the blog is a collection of photographs which depict the former "Dear Leader" of North Korea, often accompanied by military personnel or senior advisers, engaged in the act of looking at things.
Since the blog's creation in October 2010, Rocha has posted photographs appropriated from the North Korean Central News Agency, which he matches with deadpan captions: "looking at cows"; "looking at blue rods"; "looking at pastry"; "looking at a metalworker"; "looking at a DVD labeling machine." Now available again after a long period of unavailability, this hilarious book includes an essay by visual culture writer Marco Bohr.

Product Details ISBN: 9782365680615
ISBN-10: 2365680615
Publisher: Jbe Books
Publication Date: April 12th, 2022
Pages: 192
Language: English