• Instagrams from North Korea
  • Posted 28 months ago by Jack Lowe · Art & Design · 14657 Views
  • Associated Press photographer David Guttenfelder has just been awarded TIME's Instagram Photographer of the Year 2013 award for his photographs of North Korea - a country famous for its censorship. Recently however, the DPRK loosened up on their laws surrounding the Internet and now allow foreigners to carry around their phones with an activated 3G network. This worked out perfect for permanent resident Guttenfelder, who decided to start Instagramming as much as he could to share the country with the rest of the world. Speaking to Wired, he said:

    "In a country known for its censorship, I'm now uploading photos to Instagram from the streets of North Korea like I would anywhere else in the world. Through social media, I'm trying to piece together a picture of this country for the outside world … No one puts their hand in front of my camera, and no one tells me not to shoot things. There's no review process. They don’t look at my pictures at all before I send them on the Associated Press wire or my Instagram account. Facebook even asks me to tag my "friends" Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung when I upload my photos."

    You can follow David Guttenfelder on Instagram here.

    • Great Stuff
    • Tommy Posted 28 months ago · 186 Reply
    • just shows you dont need a 2 grand camera to be a great photographer...
    • brononamous Posted 28 months ago · 182 Reply
    • That is old old-ass army
    • Ryan Posted 28 months ago · 198 Reply
    • love the chair in the lobby
    • leo Posted 28 months ago · 184 Reply
    • a land of midgets who still use windows xp?? proves the dollar is kinggg right. stackin yens from here 2 infinity bros. its a yen thing the lifestyle i deserve and distroid. ha ha ha. sink into and melt u kim kim kim suckaerrs...
    • personally im a maoist (b my slavve) Posted 28 months ago · 168
    • Dafuq?!
    • qwerty Posted 28 months ago · 189 Reply