North Korea without embellishment in the Western lens of the photographer

David Guttenfelder — a world famous photographer, winner of the Pulitzer prize. Among the numerous works special place is occupied by the photos taken during his stay in the Democratic people's Republic in June of this year. In the photocycle made for the Associated Press, David was able to show the atmosphere of daily life in one of the most secretive and mysterious countries on earth.

North Korea without embellishment in the Western lens of the photographer

North Korea without embellishment in the Western lens of the photographer

Illuminated portraits of Kim Il sung and Kim Jong Il. Dawn in the capital of North Korea — Pyongyang. (Photo: AP Photo / David Guttenfelder)

North Korea without embellishment in the Western lens of the photographer

Junior help repair leaky roads. (Photo: AP Photo / David Guttenfelder)

North Korea without embellishment in the Western lens of the photographer

A man checks the condition of the engine car on the seafront in the city of Wonsan. (Photo: AP Photo / David Guttenfelder)

North Korea without embellishment in the Western lens of the photographer

The peasants accompanied the cows from the pasture during a thunderstorm. Neighborhood of the city of Hyesan in the province of Ryanggang. (Photo: AP Photo / David Guttenfelder)

North Korea without embellishment in the Western lens of the photographer

A group of young Koreans during a picnic on the beach near the city of Wonsan. (Photo: AP Photo / David Guttenfelder)

North Korea without embellishment in the Western lens of the photographer

North Korean picnic set: sushi, chicken and local beer brand Taedonggang. (Photo: AP Photo / David Guttenfelder)

North Korea without embellishment in the Western lens of the photographer

Boys playing football in the streets of Hyesan in the province of Ryanggang. (Photo: AP Photo / David Guttenfelder)

North Korea without embellishment in the Western lens of the photographer

Men around the campfire. Neighborhood of the city of Samjiyon, Ryanggang province. (Photo: AP Photo / David Guttenfelder)

North Korea without embellishment in the Western lens of the photographer

People relax near the railroad tracks in a town in the province of Hamgyong. (Photo: AP Photo / David Guttenfelder)

North Korea without embellishment in the Western lens of the photographer

A man hides from the rain in the town of Samjiyon (Ryanggang province), close to the visible wall with a propaganda graffiti. (Photo: AP Photo / David Guttenfelder)

North Korea without embellishment in the Western lens of the photographer

The City Of Chongjin. The reception of the hotel is designed to receive foreign guests. (Photo: AP Photo / David Guttenfelder)

North Korea without embellishment in the Western lens of the photographer

A man goes to the village. Hamgyong Province. (Photo: AP Photo / David Guttenfelder)

North Korea without embellishment in the Western lens of the photographer

A woman walks along the road in the province of Hwanghae, located in the Northern part of the country. (Photo: AP Photo / David Guttenfelder)

North Korea without embellishment in the Western lens of the photographer

Residents of the city of Kimchaek (Hamgyong province). (Photo: AP Photo / David Guttenfelder)

North Korea without embellishment in the Western lens of the photographer

The remains of the dinner on the table in the restaurant in the city of Wonsan. (Photo: AP Photo / David Guttenfelder)

North Korea without embellishment in the Western lens of the photographer

A boulder on the slopes of mount Paektu, where, according to North Korean propaganda, 16 February 1942 he was born Kim Jong-Il — the previous "leader" of the DPRK. This place is the highest peak in North Korea. (Photo: AP Photo / David Guttenfelder)

Keywords: North Korea | Asia | Travel | Society | Pulitzer photos

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