Join 2015 Infinity Award recipient Tomas van Houtryve for a signing of his book “Behind the Curtains of 21st Century Communism.”
In several nations across the globe, the Communist Party has managed to hold on, mutate, and adapt to the 21st century. Whether due to unaddressed class inequality, nostalgia, or the steel fist of totalitarianism, these places continue to resist against the tides of history.
Over the course of seven years, award-winning documentary photographer Tomas van Houtryve secured unprecedented access to North Korea, Cuba, China, Nepal, Vietnam, Laos, and Moldova. He discovered a secretive world of revolutionaries, spies, opposition fighters, and ordinary workers. His photographs explore the gulf between the high ideals of communism and its complex present day reality.