December 01, 2023

Capturing North Korea: Why this photographer keeps going back

Pan says critics 'fail to see the good that can be achieved by helping the people'

Why does Singaporean photographer Aram Pan – best known for his increasingly prolific DPRK 360 project – spend so much personal time and money going to North Korea?

“Simply to do whatever I can to help North Korea integrate into a worldwide community,” Pan tells NK News, just a day after returning from his 12th visit to the country.