Banned Photos Showing The Real Life in North Korea
French photographer, Eric Lafforgue visited North Korea over six times in the recent years. He mostly photographed daily life in the country, but all photos had to be checked and endorsed by government. During one trip, he managed to take real life photos unapproved by the officials and smuggle them out of the country. Check out these 27 banned photos showing the real life in North Korea.
North Koreans required to attend various monuments during the Kimjongilia festival, a festival for flowers named after former dictator Kim Jong-il.
The government requested Lafforgue not to use flash, saying it would scare the people.
Health and safety at work.
Brooms should never to be placed at the base of official statues.
It is forbidden to take photos of North Korean army.
Pictures of malnutrition are banned.
Life without electricity looks bad.
Shopping at supermarkets is reserved for the elite.
The government forbids pictures of soldiers sleeping…
Pictures of statues from behind are forbidden.
Soldiers making up the whole audience.
Subway is also a bomb shelter.
A man picking grass for food.
Bathing in a river shows poverty, so the officials wanted to delete that photo.
Photos of anything that doesn’t work are forbidden.
There are only a few cars in the entire country.
Power outage is very common.
Homelessness is forbidden
Wealth is forbidden.