An Instagram Photographer in North Korea

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 09:47 AM

(David Guttenfelder / Instagram)

This is just a public service announcement to make sure everyone’s following AP photographer David Guttenfelder on Instagram. Guttenfelder's feed is mostly photos from inside North Korea. He shoots using his iPhone, then uploads the pictures via North Korea’s visitors-only 3G network.

The pictures feel a little like stills from The Matrix. Not the futuristic scenes, but the parts set in drabby, slightly off-kilter apartments with retro-future looking tech.

The captions are also very good (they don't embed, so you have to click through to actually see them). You get to see Guttenfelder try to sort out the difference between what he’s seen and what he's been told he's seeing with diplomatic curiosity.



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Shirley Ko from NYC

Thank you for sharing North Korea with us. Do you get to share the world with them? I like the lil chairs in nursery... cuter than here in the USA

Dec. 20 2013 05:58 AM

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