In Focus: Surreal N. Korea, Land of the Hermit King

By David Schonauer   Wednesday September 13, 2017

As North Korea’s Kim Jong Un trades bellicose threats of nuclear annihilation with Donald Trump, Belgium-based photographer Carl De Keyzer  offers an intimate and surprising view of the country in The New Republic. De Keyzer shot the images during his four trips to North Korea over the past two years, attended at all times by official minders and subject to state censorship. The work nonetheless reveals a surreal world — a “utopia” where 70 percent of the people struggle to put food on the table.

Read the whole story at THE NEW REPUBLIC.


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