When one hears about North Korea, only two things are likely to come to mind immediately: nuclear weapons and its Leader, Kim Jong Un. Not much else is known about the Asian country, even by the world’s most nosy press corps. Why? Because the country’s leadership prefers it that way. When any photograph is captured by chance, it is a revelation of sorts. Nowhere else has a picture said a thousand words better than when it is about North Korea. Below are 40 revealing photos taken by various visitors to the country. Prepare to be shocked about life in North Korea.
North Korea continuously parades the notion that its economy is good and that its people are well off, well fed and financially stable. It makes the world believe that there is enough to eat and enough to spend money on. But in a country locked out of business with many other countries, this is surely conjecture. This photo shows what it’s actually like to live in North Korea. This is essentially what North Koreans consider a supermarket, but the difference here is that this one is barely staying open, courtesy of empty stalls and nothing to sell, except a few groceries.