Award-winning Melbourne-based photographer and intrepid world traveller, Nicole Reed, has produced a stunning body of over 30 photographs on aluminium for her latest exhibition, Scenes from the People’s Paradise – Pyongyang, opening at aMBUSH Gallery Kambri in November.

It’s a rare and compelling glimpse into the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea (DPRK) – the so-called Hermit Kingdom – where Nicole was under strict rules about where she could go, what she could see, and what she was allowed to photograph.

The resulting works convey emotion and cultural significance via a single moment in time and feature the majestic architecture and fascinating people all found in one of the world’s most secretive cities.

Opening night for Scenes from the People’s Paradise – Pyongyang is Friday, 15 November from 6-8pm, with drinks supplied by Capital Brewing and music by DJ Mia Sørlie.

On Saturday, 16 November, between 1–2pm, Nicole will give a free Artist Talk in the gallery, giving an in-depth and absorbing account of the five days she spent in the DPRK – a place unlike anywhere else she has ever been.

Scenes from the People’s Paradise – Pyongyang is curated and presented by aMBUSH Gallery, and will run daily until Sunday, 1 December, from 10am-6pm weekdays and 12pm-5pm on weekends. Admission is free and all photographs are for sale.

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