China - North Korea border | Rivers of defection

As both Koreas are trying to work towards a peace solution, the defections from the DPRK are happening daily. In my first chapter ( http://www.timfranco.com/unperson ), I have interviewed & portrayed those defectors. This time, I traveled along the border of the secretive state and China. The two countries are separated by two rivers and one mountain. Most of the defectors are crossing the rivers into China before finding their difficult way into South Korea. Crossing those rivers is the first step into a new world. Those photos are documenting those places and showing how close and easy it is to make this first step. 

 North Korea from the city of Dandong

North Korea from the city of Dandong

 Chinese fishfarm overlooking North Korea

Chinese fishfarm overlooking North Korea

 

 

 

North Korea

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China

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 just a few meters between China and North Korea

just a few meters between China and North Korea

 An old bridge destroyed to cut the traffic between the two countries.

An old bridge destroyed to cut the traffic between the two countries.

All those photos are copyrighted Tim Franco 2018 and available for editorial use upon request.
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