When many people think of North Korea, due to propaganda in the press, sensationalised blogs/ other social media and other biases and preconceptions they often think only of a wicked dictatorship now in possession of nuclear weapons and readying itself to take over the world while its people are brainwashed, starving and sent to gulags and re-education camps for the most trivial of offences or no offence at all. A growing number of people believe that the best way of dealing with these problems is to blow North Korea of the face of the earth.
Such people should take a step back and realise that what we are really talking about here is a nation of 25+ million people. The vast majority of these people are normal and good people – equal to any in the world. They smile, they cry, they work and they play. They are not the demons with horns and tails that some imagine.
I did not go out of my way to specifically take photographs of people on my recent trip to North Korea but on going through my photos I have many, a small selection of which I attach here. Referring back to the title of this review I assure you these are real undoctored photographs of ordinary fun loving people. Specifically, I did not have to remove their horns and tails before sharing these pictures with you!
My lead picture was taken in 2014 and depicts a father and his two children enjoying a night out at a fireworks display. I took all the other pictures (below) in September 2018.
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