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Interview: Capturing North Korea's People in 3D. (Matjaž Tančič/Koryo Studio) Most photographs of North Korea typically emphasize two features: the public appearances of the country's eccentric ruling dynasty, and the masses of people — appearing in perfect unison — who adulate them.

Interview: Capturing North Korea's People in 3D

Indeed, few countries surveil their citizens as thoroughly as North Korea. But the so-called "hermit kingdom" is still a nation of some 25 million individuals, living in a country where state control of information flows has steadily eroded. Matjaž Tančič, a Slovenian-born photographer based in Beijing, wanted to portray North Koreans as fully formed individuals by shooting them in 3D. Former North Korean prisoner clears up 'biggest misconception' about country. A former North Korean political prisoner has revealed what he sees as the "biggest misconception" about people in his country.

Former North Korean prisoner clears up 'biggest misconception' about country

Kang Chol-hwan, who was a prisoner at Yodok concentration camp, said the "outside world" often equates the Communist Party regime with the private mindsets of its citizens. Yet many people are simply too afraid to speak out, while others hide former identities to avoid persecution, he said. Mr Chol-hwan, now the director of the North Korea Strategy Centre in Seoul in South Korea, said in a question thread for Reddit that North Koreans were "the same as [people] anywhere else. " "I think it is lamentable that people think of the North Korean government and North Koreans as one entity," he said. These Are The Ridiculous Facts North Korean Kids Learn About Kim Jong-il. You’ve really got to feel for anyone who has to live in the secretive state of North Korea.

These Are The Ridiculous Facts North Korean Kids Learn About Kim Jong-il

Being a part of a totalitarian country where you’re force fed ridiculous propaganda on a daily basis, you’re essentially brainwashed from a very early age- something this new report pretty much confirms. Kids in North Korea spend hundreds of hours every year learning facts bullshit about their psychotic leader Kim Jong-un and his delightful family. The report has revealed that kids as young as four spend more time studying the Kims than they do on pretty much every other subject, The Korea Herald reports. According to the study by the Korea Institute for Curriculum Evaluation, each student spends a staggering 684 hours during the curriculum learning about the lives of Kim, his father Kim Jong-il, his grandfather Kim Il-sung and grandmother Kim Jong-suk.

And what are they learning about their past leaders? And Kim Jong-un isn’t half bad either. Aux sources de la Corée du Nord. L’histoire aurait dû ensevelir la tyrannie des Kim.

Aux sources de la Corée du Nord

Mais depuis la fracture fratricide de 1945, voilà un régime qui tient, survit et même mue. L’effondrement tant annoncé ne semble pas pour demain. La république populaire démocratique de Corée (RPDC) a résisté à une guerre civile meurtrière, à la chute du monde communiste, à une pression internationale, à la mort du père fondateur et «soleil de la nation», à une épouvantable famine et un isolement croissant.

Mieux, une dynastie est née qui voit le pouvoir se transmettre de père en fils depuis trois générations. La Corée du Nord est un cas d’école, un anachronisme, sinon une anomalie. Gangue Journaliste au Monde et esprit aiguisé de chercheur chevillé au corps, l’auteur s’est lancé dans une «quête d’intelligibilité» sur la RPDC, son histoire, son régime et sa société. «Parce qu’il s’agit d’un régime opaque», l’étude de la RPDC requiert donc une «certaine humilité», note Pons en reprenant le constat d’un analyste américain. Détours. Instagrams of food in North Korea - INSIDER.

Il a fallu deux ans à Martine Bulard... - Le Monde diplomatique. Smuggled North Korea photos give rare look at life outside the capital. Most pictures available outside North Korea are of Pyongyang.

Smuggled North Korea photos give rare look at life outside the capital

That's because tourism is restricted to the capital, and border control staff check — and delete— "unauthorised" photos from devices leaving the country. But in a twist of luck, Beijing-based Getty photographer Xiaolu Chu's train going from Moscow to Pyongyang stalled for a while in the remote village of Tumangang, in the northeastern tip of North Korea. Image: xiaolu chu/getty images With a rare chance to see life outside of Pyongyang, Chu snapped pictures on his mobile phone and successfully managed to smuggle them out last August. He told Mashable the customs officer didn't know how to access other files on the device. "He had only been taught to delete photographs from the phone's album, but luckily I hid my photos in a different folder," Chu said. Rare photos of the subway system in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang / Boing ... Elliott was among the first outsiders to be given access to Pyongyang's metro.

Rare photos of the subway system in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang / Boing ...

Previously, only two stations could be visited. He posted a nice big gallery of photos and his reflections on a strange (and beautiful) place. This may sound mundane, but the previously restricted Pyongyang Metro is surely one of the most mysterious, yet beautiful transit systems on earth, each station uniquely themed in ultra-nationalism, parading North Korea’s revolutionary goals and achievements to impressionable commuters. In many ways, it’s a small museum, most of which formerly hidden from outside eyes and subsequently shrouded in conspiracy theories.

Sensationalism aside, here’s my journey in over sixty photos of the beating heart of Pyongyang, the Pyongyang Metro. Uk.businessinsider. Xiaolu Chu/GettyChildren walk to school in Tumangang, North Korea, in August 2015.

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The North Korean government is notoriously secretive. Upon entry to the country, visitors are instructed on what they can and cannot take pictures of. [À lire en +] "Propagande, mystère et surveillance : j'ai passé 8 jours en Co... Uk.businessinsider. Pizza, viande de chien et palourde à l'essence : dans l'assiette d'un Nord-Co... La Corée du Nord sur Instagram. YOUR FINAL CHANCE: NK Wall Calendar 2016 nearly gone! Copyright © 2015-2016 NK News.

YOUR FINAL CHANCE: NK Wall Calendar 2016 nearly gone!

All rights reserved. Packed with a diverse selection of pictures that capture the nuance of daily life in the DPRK, the calendar is a photographic reminder that there is more to North Korea than propaganda, nuclear weapons, and military parades. Up-to-date photos taken on a special NK News commission between 2014-2015. Daily life in the DPRK, as captured by NK News Large size, deluxe finish At 12" x 12", this year the calendar is the perfect size for your wall. «Kim Happiness», le sourire forcé des Nord-Coréens. 8 jours en Corée du Nord  Bienvenue dans la civilisation la plus isolée du monde VOYAGE - En septembre 2015, je suis allé en Corée du Nord pour tout d'abord me rendre compte de ce que c'était de vivre dans le royaume des ermites.

8 jours en Corée du Nord 

La plupart du pays ressemble à ce que j'imaginais : c'est étrange, artificiel, parfois très déconcertant et la propagande est partout. Néanmoins, mon voyage a été truffé de petites merveilles tout à fait inattendues. Une chose est sûre : la Corée du Nord est absolument unique sur cette planète. Depuis mon retour, beaucoup de gens, des amis comme des inconnus, me posent des questions sur mon séjour. Les photos et les articles ne rendent pas assez compte de la réalité nord-coréenne. Les règles. Capturing daily life inside North Korea, on an iPhone. Allowing us a rare insight into the daily lives of North Koreans, photographer Omid Scheybani shares these snapshots from a 10-day trip inside the DPRK.

Capturing daily life inside North Korea, on an iPhone

With much of the country shrouded in negative press and mystery, the German-born lensman shot his time there entirely on his iPhone. Recounting his time there for EyeEm he said, “the iPhone allowed me to do a lot of things that would not have been possible with a larger camera. Pull it out, take a few shots, and put it back into your pocket... The iPhone gives me a lot of flexibility. Interview: Capturing North Korea's People in 3D.