Singaporean photographer SIM Chi Yin, now based in China, spent two months travelling along the border of North Korea and across six states of America to report on nuclear sites and nuclear weapons, as well as their impacts. As this year's Nobel Peace Prize Photographer, her resulting series, entitled Fallout, is on display at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, now until November 25, 2018.
"I set out to create a series of images pairing the landscapes of North Korea with those of the United States – which are the only country to test nuclear weapons in the 21st Century and the only country to use them," explains Sim about the series, which she created with cameras and drones. "I found some interesting, uncanny parallels, which led me to reflect on the human experience with nuclear weapons, past and present. Given the current global worries over the recent North Korean missile tests, and the war of words between Pyongyang and Washington, it feels particularly timely to reflect on this issue." The series is part of the Nobel Peace Center's exhibition Ban the Bomb, which combines sound, photos and artefacts to give the audience an understanding of the enormity of the nuclear threat.