© 2019 by Danielle Spencer

An ongoing comparative photo essay 
about public displays of political leaders 

Dear Leaders

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NORTH KOREA 2005

During the reign of Kim Jong Il, including the Arirang Mass Games

TURKMENISTAN 2006

During Niyazov's reign

TURKMENISTAN 2012

Gurbanguly Mälikgulyýewiç Berdimuhamedow is in power…

HUNGARY 2009

Memento Park - the post-regime fate of monuments

MOSCOW 2014

Muzeon Park - more post-regime statues

CUBA 2016

In fact there is very little Fidel iconography at present — two here, plus a hilltop Lenin