Red Star Utopia: Inside North Korea

Red Star Utopia: Inside North Korea

"Artist Series" series #4

by Austin Andrews
  • history-politics-current-affairs
In Red Star Utopia: Inside North Korea, Austin Andrews uncovers visual clues about the country’s hardline isolationist experiment and how it affects the rhythms and routines of its people. Photos in the book include remote parts of the country, seldom if ever visited by foreigners.


Austin Andrews, author

Author of the acclaimed photography book Shadow Hymns, Canadian photographer and filmmaker Austin Andrews has also profiled stories on six continents for TIME, Foreign Policy, Maclean’s, and Intersection, and in the online edition of National Geographic. As a film director and editor, Austin’s films have screened at many international festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca, and Hot Docs.


  • There is power in the everyday scenes that often speak about reality, hardships, and the inspiring reliance of the people Andrews shoots. - Eric Volmers, Post Media Link to review
  • Visitors to this isolated country who are willing to look may come across some surprising sights, as Austin Andrews discovered, that don’t fit the prevailing narratives of the country. - The Globe and Mail Link to review

Rights Holder

Rights Holder: Durvile Publications Ltd.



rights available: World

Additional Information

number of pages: 96

publication date: 10/01/2018

Original language of pub: English

Materials Available: finished book