The Land of No Smiles


Documentary photographer Tomas van Houtryve snuck into North Korea by posing as a businessman looking to open a chocolate factory.  Really, North Korea?  You believed that?

Despite 24-hour surveillance by the government, he still managed to take photographs of Pyongyang (North Korea’s capital city) and its people — rarely captured images and even more rarely distributed.  Published by Foreign Policy, “they show stark glimmers of everyday life in the world’s last gulag.”

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