In several nations across the globe, the Communist Party has managed to hold on, mutate and adapt to the 21st century. Whether due to unaddressed class inequality, nostalgia or the steel fist of totalitarianism, these places continue to resist against the tides of history.

Over the course of seven years, award-winning documentary photographer Tomas van Houtryve secured unprecedented access to North Korea, Cuba, China, Nepal, Vietnam, Laos and Moldova. He discovered a secretive world of revolutionaries, spies, opposition fighters and ordinary workers. His photographs explore the gulf between the high ideals of communism and its complex present day reality.

Foreword by philosopher Tzvetan Todorov.

Publisher: Editions Intervalles
Hardbound, 288 Pages
First Edition 2012

 

 
 
English language version
Behind the Curtains of 21st Century Communism by Tomas van Houtryve
Behind the Curtains
of Twenty-First Century Communism
 
ISBN: 978-2-916355-65-8
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French language version
La lutte continue voyage dans le communismes du XXI
La lutte continue
Voyage dans les communismes du XXIe siècle
 
ISBN: 978-2-916355-64-1
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German language version
Geschlossene Gesellschaften Eine fotografische Reise durch kommunistische Länder Geschlossene Gesellschaften Eine fotografische Reise durch kommunistische Länder
Geschlossene Gesellschaften
Eine fotografische Reise durch kommunistische Länder
 
ISBN: 978-3-7165-1714-7
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