Sunday, 21 September 2008

Scenes From North Korea

Celebrating 60 years of existence this year, North Korea holds out as the last Stalinist state in the world. In such a restrictive society, it is difficult - if not impossible - for residents to get news of the outside world, and for the outside world to see in.

These photos were all taken within the past six months - some taken from the borders, peering in, others provided by North Korea itself, and several generously shared by freelance photographer Eric Lafforgue, who recently spent some time inside the country.

1 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed this. The picture of the smiling soldier was particularly powerful. It just goes to show, you can label a nation as 'evil,' but that doesn't make its people any less human.