Haunting Photos of North Korea from Western Photographer
Welcome to Pyongyang by Charlie Crane
It took a year for him to obtain the clearance to visit the country, but in 2007, North Korea granted photographer Charlie Crane limited access to photograph the country. Of course, his visit was limited to just the tourist sites in the capital city Pyongyang. The officials confiscated his mobile phone upon arrival and assigned two guides who stayed with him for the entire trip.
Despite these strict limitations, what Charlie was able to photograph in North Korea is still haunting in its stark desolation. You can almost hear the silence in each photograph. It is truly a remarkable set of images of a country that was once described as “Stalinist Disneyland.”
Charlie’s first book Welcome to Pyongyang was produced in conjunction with Nicholas Bonner of Koryo Tours and was published in the spring of 2007 by Chris Boot.
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