북한 농촌의 일상을 담은 황량한 사진
Bleak photos of daily life in poverty-stricken rural villages in North Korea
AFP photographer Ed Jones has been capturing everyday life in North Korea for several years.
As one of the few Western journalists allowed to enter the secretive state on a regular basis,
his access has generally been restricted to what the regime wants the world to see:
Pyongyang's wide boulevards and pretty traffic policewomen and the country's regular
choreographed mass propaganda events venerating its leaders past and present.
However, he recently took a trip along North Korea's eastern coast up to the Chinese border,
photographing the harsh realities of life in the poverty-stricken rural villages along the way.
His photos show a world far from the gleaming skyscrapers in the showpiece capital.
People wheel bicycles along unpaved roads; children pull handcarts loaded with
firewood and animal feed; and farmers wash vegetables in polluted streams.