Pictures from North Korea

This one on Foreign Policy caught my eye this morning.

Renowned documentary photographer Tomas van Houtryve entered North Korea by posing as a businessman looking to open a chocolate factory. Despite 24-hour surveillance by North Korean minders, he took arresting photographs of Pyongyang and its people-images rarely captured and even more rarely distributed in the West. They show stark glimmers of everyday life in the world’s last gulag.

The pictures and stories beneath eerily revoke my imaginations of what 1984 would be like…


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