This Is How North Korea Is Supposed To Look Like

This Is How North Korea Is Supposed To Look Like

Photos of Kim Jong-un's controversial regime rarely spread online, but here's a chance to have a glance into the life of North Koreans.
December 27, 2014 by Globeprime

Sam Gellman has spent the last eight years documenting his travels around the world with his extraordinary photographs that embody perfectly various scenes and magic moments of cultural significance.

Among his numerous trips, the Hong Kong-based photographer had the opportunity to visit North Korea for a total of four days where he was followed by local authorities throughout his visit, witnessing the omnipresent propaganda of the communist regime. Despite the evident challenge, he managed to capture revealing moments which remind us that after all, no matter where we are, humans remain humans.

The Mass Games

North Korea

Human Pixels with 30,000 North Korean Kids

North Korea

Mass Games, Soldiers and Horses

North Korea

Hoola Hoop Girls

North Korea

Snow Flakes and Women Soldiers in DPRK

North Korea

North Korean Soldiers on a Morning in Pyongyang

North Korea

Kids Are Kids

North Korea

DPRK Soldier

North Korea

Pyongyang Subway Station

North Korea

North Korean Propaganda: A Map of Kim Jong-Un's Travel Schedule for Late Summer (on the Left)

North Korea

A Morning in Pyongyang

North Korea

Women in Traditional Korean Clothes

North Korea

Large and Empty - Kaesong, a City Right by the SK Border

North Korea

Ladies Outside the Kim Il Sung Mausoleum

North Korea

Watching Tae Kwon Do

North Korea

Sees Me, Seeing Her

North Korea

Apartments in Pyongyang

North Korea

All Captions and Photos By Sam Gellman

Check more photos from Sam Gellman on his own website or Flickr.