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Sim Chi Yin
One is the only country to have tested nuclear weapons in the 21st century.
The other is the first country to have tested and used them. North Korea and the United States are at two ends of the nuclear equation – but today are locked in a dangerous cycle of threats and counter-threats.

Documentary photographer Sim Chi Yin travelled 6,000 kilometers along the China-North Korea border and through six states in United States, to create a series of diptychs reflecting on humans’ experience with nuclear weapons, past and present.

Sim Chi Yin was commissioned as the Nobel Peace Prize photographer to...

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To BE USED AS A DIPTYCH / Left:
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Left: A border guard in his sentry post on the China-North Korea...
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TO BE USED AS A DIPTYCH / Left:
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Left: From a village outside of the Chinese border town of Tumen,...
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Left: Outside looking in too, the mountains that block off the...
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Left: A decommissioned Boeing B52 bomber at the Davis-Monthan...
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Right: Looking over the town of Beatty, Nevada, which is the...
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Left: The pyramid-shaped Missile Site Control Building stands...
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USA. November, 2017. A Titan II Missile in its silo at a former...
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USA. 2017. ‘Nuclear Bomb Effects Computer’.
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USA. 2017. Paperweight; a piece of trinitite from the site of...
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USA. 2017. An M9 Assault Mask worn historically by workers inside...
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USA. 2017. ‘Cuban Missile Crisis Matryoshka Dolls’.
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USA. 2017. A mannequin from the 1950s, of the same make as those...
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USA. 2017. The W-80 warhead developed by Los Alamos National...
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USA. Novemberm 2017. The commander's launch control panel at...
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USA. November, 2017. Rocket refueling suits inside the Titan...
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USA. 2017. An original sign from the Hanford Site sits in an...
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USA. 2017. Shoes left behind by former personnel at the Oscar-Zero...
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USA. 2017. Stuck in time, the cafeteria at the Oscar-Zero Missile...
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USA. 2017. The gutted interior of the second underground level...
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USA. November, 2017. An anti-ballistic missile defense radar...
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USA. November, 2017. Inside an anti-ballistic missile defense...
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USA. 2017. An antenna used by crew members of missile site 571-7,...
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USA. Novemberm 2017. A decommissioned Boeing B52 bomber at the...
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October 28, 2017. Looking from China into North Korea over Mount...
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May, 2015. A barbed wire fence guards the Chinese side of the...
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October 2017. The North Korean city of Hyesan, about 120km from...
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