July 07, 2022
Snapshot North Korea: Photos from the inter-Korean border amid drought and COVID

Snapshot North Korea: Photos from the inter-Korean border amid drought and COVID

Farmers plant rice, soldiers stand guard at border posts and nuns send prayers north
Life imitating art: How North Korean propaganda shapes children — in photos

Life imitating art: How North Korean propaganda shapes children — in photos

The DPRK uses music, slogans and art to indoctrinate citizens in the state’s socialist juche ideology from a young age
High-rises to harmonica houses: The places North Koreans call home — in photos

High-rises to harmonica houses: The places North Koreans call home — in photos

Unequal living standards across the DPRK have resulted in diverse housing styles, some more comfortable than others
Photos: Exploring Baengnyeong-do, one of South Korea's most remote islands near the North

Photos: Exploring Baengnyeong-do, one of South Korea's most remote islands near the North

Island offers various ways to see and experience North Korea, heavy military presence and stunning scenery
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‘Father Generalissimo is our eternal sun’: The cult of Kim Il Sung — in photos

‘Father Generalissimo is our eternal sun’: The cult of Kim Il Sung — in photos

North Korea’s founding leader looms as a god-like figure in state propaganda, especially around his April 15 birthday
Climate change and North Korea’s precarious natural beauty — in photos

Climate change and North Korea’s precarious natural beauty — in photos

DPRK has taken some actions to combat global warming but faces daunting environmental problems
‘Women are flowers’: How North Korean women navigate gender norms — in photos

‘Women are flowers’: How North Korean women navigate gender norms — in photos

While the state demands cultural purity, women in the DPRK also find ways to define beauty and success on their terms
Mothers, soldiers, laborers: The roles of women in North Korea — in photos

Mothers, soldiers, laborers: The roles of women in North Korea — in photos

The DPRK claims to have established gender equality, but reality often doesn’t live up to the official pronouncements
On a wartime footing: North Korea’s ubiquitous military propaganda — in photos

On a wartime footing: North Korea’s ubiquitous military propaganda — in photos

Posters, slogans and even cartoons bombard citizens with commands to carry out their work like revolutionary soldiers
Family feasts and festive fireworks: North Korea’s new year holidays — in photos

Family feasts and festive fireworks: North Korea’s new year holidays — in photos

The DPRK celebrates the new year under both the lunar and Gregorian calendars, but in very different ways