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A collection of stunning images from a place shut out by many photographers were revealed to the world today. New York Times photographer David Guttenfelder got just 6 days to document his travels to North Korea.
There is something so fascinating about a world not being documented or scene. And these simple photos show us more than we expected.
It’s truly fascinating to see these images come out unfiltered to the public after a 60-year silence. Because we know so little about their culture, we look to these photographs for understanding of the culture. These photographs become so important.
You can see the full collection of videos and photographs here.
Guttenfelder sums up his photo series perfectly, “When only the exceptional is publicized, the everyday details become the most intriguing — the stories of 25 million lives, unabsrtacted by politics. They are the mysteries most worth revealing."
I wondered the same thing @hikaymm. But it was nice to see the simple things! Like the kids on guitar, or the women dressed-up. You can definitely tell that the govt. is present in a lot of the images as well.
I wonder how unfiltered these really are--from my understanding, any tours or journalists who are brought in/travel there are only brought to certain areas, so they can only depict certain images. Still, it's better than nothing...