Banned from North Korea – Unique Photos by Eric Lafforgue
- By: Tim Kok
Eric Lafforgue’s photography of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (or simply North Korea) gives us a rare glimpse of life inside this isolated country. Eric says that the pictures are “just what I’ve seen during my trip and what the government wants or allows to show to tourists.” Despite these limitations, his photos capture some of the unique flavor of North Korea, while at the same time portraying the basic humanity you can find in people everywhere. From 2008 to 2012, Eric made six trips to North Korea. In 2013, he was banned from the country.
To see more of Eric’s work, you can visit his website or Flickr photostream. To learn more about his experiences in North Korea, you can read his ebook Banned from North Korea in English, French or Korean.