The tragedy of war lies within the 155 miles of the DMZ
2013 marks the 60th year since the armistice of the Korean War. The war has not officially ended; the peninsula is merely at a state of cease fire. The 155 miles of DMZ at the waist of the Korean peninsula is a visual evidence of the division.
Photographer Jeong Seung-ik visits the forefront of the DMZ. Beyond the 4 km is where North Korean soldiers stand guard. The Korean soldiers on overnight watch shift in winter and the tension-filled DMZ are all portrayed on camera.
Photographer Choi Byung-man was the first civilian to enter the DMZ in 1997. We listen to what he witnessed and the traces of war portrayed through his lenses.
60 years of the DMZ, in search of its history
The Korean War was the first war that the UN took part in. The war journalists captured the scenes of war and reported them to the world. The DMZ was portrayed through the cameras of the UN soldiers, and since the armistice, these records have been dispersed all over the world.
Photographer and exhibit director Lee Gi-myoung attempts to collect these records for a photo exhibit. Lee visits Switzerland, a member of the UN Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission.
Photographs of the DMZ portrayed by the soldiers who served the Swiss Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission in Korea are revealed on television for the first time.
Beyond ideology and approaching peace and coexistence
Traces of war are the best reasons for peace. Germany preserves part of the Berlin Wall to educate the post-war generation. We predict the future of the DMZ by looking at the way Germans have preserved the site of conflict to celebrate peace.
The neighboring villages of the DMZ, the former workers?party headquarters, and Pyeonghwa-Nuri park are all symbols of the DMZ, now becoming a site of peace and life.