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Art Preview: High Resolution @ Atlas Gallery

Art Preview: High Resolution @ Atlas Gallery
Jeremy Hunter, Pyongyang River View. Image courtesy Atlas gallery.
Jeremy Hunter, Pyongyang River View. Image courtesy Atlas gallery.
ARIRANG Mass Celebrations, Pyongyang, North Korea
Cityscape of Shanghai, China
© Jeremy Hunter 2011
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Jeremy Hunter, Shanghai Cityscape. Image courtesy Atlas gallery.
ARIRANG Mass Celebrations, Pyongyang, North Korea
© Jeremy Hunter 2011
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Jeremy Hunter, Perfect Synchronisation. Image courtesy Atlas gallery.
Jeremy Hunter, On the March. Image courtesy Atlas gallery.
Jeremy Hunter, On the March. Image courtesy Atlas gallery.
ARIRANG Mass Celebrations, Pyongyang, North Korea
Mosaic of Kim-Jong-Ilia Begonia, specially created to bloom only on his birthday February 16
© Jeremy Hunter 2011
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Jeremy Hunter, Kim Jong-Ilia. Image courtesy Atlas gallery.
ARIRANG Mass Celebrations, Pyongyang, North Korea
© Jeremy Hunter 2011
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Jeremy Hunter, Every Breath. Image courtesy Atlas gallery.

Th Atlas Gallery has a large and varied collection of photographs from shots of icons like Jimi Hendrix and Che Guevara through to sweeping landscapes of the African savannah and Scott's trip to the Antarctic. This group show displays the highlights of the collection, headlined by the works of Jeremy Hunter.

Hunter was granted rare access to photograph the Arirang games - a North Korean spectacle of propaganda art that pays tribute to their former leader Kim Jong-il.  It's an amazing feat as 100,000 performers in perfect synchronicity use flipcharts to create 150 of the largest pictures in the world. With 6 months and 250 million man hours dedicated to its rehearsal it's practised until flawless and rivals the spectacle of Olympic opening ceremonies.

As Kim Jong-il died last year, Hunter has probably captured the last ever version of this mass participant art work, which visitors can see at the Atlas Gallery in Marylebone.

High Resolution is on at Atlas Gallery, 48 Dorset St, W1U 7NF from 16 January until 16 February. Admission is free.

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