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."