Earlier this year, David Guttenfelder, chief Asia photographer for the Associated Press, along with Jean H. Lee, AP bureau chief in Seoul, were granted unprecedented access to parts of North Korea as part of the AP’s efforts to expand coverage of the isolated communist nation.
The pair made visits to familiar sites accompanied by government minders, and were also allowed to travel into the countryside accompanied by North Korean journalists instead of government officials. Though much of what the AP journalists saw was certainly orchestrated, their access was still remarkable.
Collected here are some of Guttenfelder’s images from the trip that provide a glimpse of North Korea.
[ See the full collection of 37 photos at The Atlantic Magazine…]
- North Korea’s “Hacker Army” Turns its Sights to MMOs (escapistmagazine.com)
- Take a Photo Tour of North Korea [North Korea] (gawker.com)
- North Korea turns to online game hacking to raise cash (newscientist.com)
- PHOTOS: An Insider’s Look At North Korean Daily Life (huffingtonpost.com)
- New North Korea tour company needs approval from the feds (gadling.com)
- A Tourist in North Korea (joebeans2002.wordpress.com)