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On May 18, 1980, students and citizens started the Uprising and Movement For Democracy in the city of Gwangju/South Korea. 10 days later, it was brutally crushed by the military dictatorship. Hundreds of citizens were beaten to death in the streets or slaughtered with bayonets by paratroopers, thousands were injured or tortured in prisons. This series has images of sites and locations related to the uprising interwoven with portraits of victims, accompanied by their statements and experiences. All photographs were taken with a 4x5 inch camera on color negative film.
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