Take A Look Behind North Korea's Closed Doors By Looking At These Secret Photographs
by N/A, 8 years ago | 3 min read
North Korea has long been an enigma to all those outside the country. Through these secret photos taken by Eric Lafforgue, we learn a lot about the mysterious nation.
A civilian woman in pink among a sea of North Korean uniforms.
Taken in one of two supermarkets in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. The woman in the pink dress is clearly part of the upper class.
The Supreme Leader.
Citizens and soldiers alike hitchhike along the highway.
A rare display of wealth, which is also forbidden.
Citizens lining up during a festival to pay respects to national monuments. The Monument to the Foundation of the Worker's Party can be seen in the background.
Many North Koreans work as farmers. When necessary, children help in the fields as well.
A malnourished man wearing a military cap.
Automobiles are still relatively up-and-coming in North Korea. Here, children play in the road, seemingly without much of a sense of danger.
The military in North Korea is so ubiquitous that soldiers are often utilized to help with labor jobs.
Yes, there are computers, but electricity isn't always available.
Photographing poverty is, of course, forbidden.
A Seaworld-type amusement complex. The audience is comprised almost entirely of soldiers.
The rundown exterior of a building in Pyongyang.
Window washers workingâ€“with almost nonexistent safety standardsâ€“on one side of a building.
A power outage in a Pyongyang art gallery.
Soldiers on break.
Here, a bathroom in a countryside home is used as a makeshift reservoir.
Citizens lining up for the bus.
The world's deepest subway system is located in Pyongyang.
Poverty and malnutrition is so rampant that some citizens resort to eating grass.
It is not uncommon to find "grey market" dealers along the streets.
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