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National Geographic Live — A Rare Look: North Korea to Cuba


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David Guttenfelder is an AP photographer who, along with his colleagues, helped show the world what North Korea actually looked like for the first time in 2011. His photographs reveal the bleak surrealism of the country's urban spaces and the extreme poverty of its rural areas. According to press materials, Guttenfelder "broke through another wall when he boarded the first cruise ship in decades to travel from the United States to Cuba, and returned to the island to cover Fidel Castro’s four-day funeral procession." The warmth and vibrancy of his Cuban photos contrast sharply with the drab olives and cold tones of NK's fascistic state, though there are a few surprising aesthetic overlaps between the two countries. He'll have more to say about all that at Benaroya, but, in the meantime, you should definitely be following this guy on Instagram.

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  • May 13–15