(Im)possible to see: North Korea @ Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, an intriguing exhibition that leaves a bitter aftertaste. The contrast between the official propaganda photos and those made in secret by foreign photographers is amazing. It's always heartbreaking to see people denied of being themselves. And of course it has brought up some childhood memories, although by the time I was born the Soviet Union was dying out and no-one really believed the propaganda, they just repeated it without giving it any thought (oh, how I would get scared every time I asked 'Mommy, why is the flag red?' and she would answer 'Because it's the blood of the Soviet people.') I'd like to think those things will be just a memory for North Koreans as well someday but judging by the way things are going, it's not going to happen very soon.