TOKYO-2020 Book / Documentary

The Similarities Between North Korea and Turkmenistan

  • Prize
    Silver in Book/Documentary
  • Jury Top 5 Selection
  • Photographer
    Ronnie Dankelman
  • Photo Date
    2014 - 2016

In Beijing I took the train to Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. I met a Belgian writer and we made a story about North Korea. Two years later we wanted to go to a similar country like North Korea. We decided to go to Turkmenistan. This project is about the similarities between the two countries. In some ways you can compare the countries, but in many ways it’s impossible.