Unperson by Tim Franco

The Magenta Foundation


In Unperson, photographer Tim Franco shares the harrowing stories of North Korean Defectors as they make their way to South Korea. 

The book is structured around three sections that reflect the process of defecting from North Korea to South Korea: the starting place, the long journey in-between, and the destination. On each page, the distance from Seoul is noted to show how long and deviating the journey can be.

Designed at The Office of Gilbert Li
Creative director: Gilbert Li
Design: Sara Wong
Project photography: Paul Weeks

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