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Vera Scholz

in Vientiane Lao People's Democratic Republic

Born and raised in Germany, Vera left for countries with better food at the earliest opportunity. Having made temporary homes in the US, France, South Korea, the UK and Kyrgyzstan, she has lived and worked as an evaluation specialist in Vientiane since 2015.

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The pleasures of road running in Pyongyang

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2017

Vera Scholz’s evocation of the 'pleasures’ associated with running in North Korea don’t exactly fit the stereotypical lens through which we are encouraged to view this somewhat secretive country. As this story unravels we learn the running event is secondary to Vera’s “self-delusional quest to look behind the scenes”, as she so succinctly expresses it. This captivating narrative is embedded in every image.


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Vientiane @ Naked Espresso 3
Sep 14, 2017