Comments on: North Korea – From the outside looking in What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 By: VN Wed, 24 Sep 2008 05:55:36 +0000 Thanks for your efforts David. This truly depicts the condition and mindset of the North Koreans.

It’s sad that we have come to the extent of comparing the condition of these people with zoo !!

By: Paddles Wed, 17 Sep 2008 21:44:01 +0000 Wow. I’m not a huge media fan unless its photography, but I really think that you captured what it is truly like for those ‘behind the wire’. The picture of the Officer probably taking his wife somewhere actually shows that there are people there instead of the crazies that most people tend to hear and talk about. I also think that the picture of the three men huddling in the broken building is pretty powerful because it shows that even though there country isn’t in the best of positions, the people of the country are there for eachother.

By: Sebastien Lenelle Wed, 17 Sep 2008 17:09:35 +0000 Thank you David.

I appreciate your insights on this interesting assignment.

I would recommend that you take a look at Eric Lafforgue’s unpublished gallery on North Korea. His approach is similar to yours in the way that he shows a great deal of sense of humor in his own North Korean assignment.

Lafforgue was first in North Korea last April. He is currently on a second assignment there. His photos are here: cs/sets/72157604812751507/