South Korea. Seoul. 2018. Replica demilitarised Zone
On 27 April, 2018, Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un, the leaders of South and North Korea, met in the infamous Joint Security Area - the only point on the 160-mile-long militarised border between the two countries where their respective armed forces stand face to face.
Long a focal point for tension since the Korean War’s indecisive end in 1950, the April meeting in the JSA caused a sensation with it’s unusual air of affability.
With the meeting quickly hailed by some as a historic breakthrough in pan-Korean relations, photos of visits to a replica of the JSA at Namyangju Studios, South Korea, started cropping up on Instagram, with visitors aping the handshake for their social media accounts.
Thomas Dworzak went to Namyangju to visit the set and to witness this trend in progress.