Swedish photographer Simon Johansson spent 17 years photographing the magical moments that make up childhood
Swedish photographer Simon Johansson’s newest book, “The Young Ones” (journal, 2019), celebrates that time in our lives. The book’s black-and-white photos are themselves wistful, nostalgic depictions of childhood. We see children, well, being children: They do cartwheels, play with their dogs, peer out windows, go to parties and play with their friends. These are most of the things children all around the world do, although these particular photos were mostly made of children living in Europe.
David Guttenfelder is now the only Western photographer able to photograph on a regular basis there. He has used all of his extensive talents – and added a new one: acting as an unofficial diplomat between North Korea and the United States.
“I represent the U.S. and the outside world to them,” he said. “But the big responsibility is representing them to the outside world through my pictures – to understand what I see, to try to be as fair as I can and to dig as deep as I can.”