Dear Reader, This essay is an exploration of redaction as method, with particular emphasis on the process of designing such a method. The idea emerged from a closed workshop organized at UC Berkeley in May 2019 where scholars came together to discuss some of the pressing security and ethical dilemmas of working in the Eurasian socialist/postsocialist space. I presented on the way that my Polaroid camera troubled the usual way of seeing the "other Korea" (through the lens of security, human rights, and the Cold War) by its uncanny ability to be invisible in all of its flashy visibility…
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