North Korea As Seen Through Instagram [25 Photos]

Photographer David Guttenfelder of the Associated Press uses his Instagram account, dguttenfelder, to share his photos of the notoriously “camera shy” nation of North Korea. For his incredible work in the secretive, Communist nation, David was honored with the title of TIME Instagram Photographer of the Year for 2013. How is he able to do it? Recently, North Korea relaxed its laws concerning photography and Internet access, allowing tourists to carry around their smartphones and freely take pictures that they could immediately upload over 3G Internet without any intervention from the government. Guttenfelder, who resides in Pyongyang, has been taking advantage of the opportunity ever since, giving the rest of the world access to a country that has been hidden for more than half a century.

Source: David Guttenfelder