NORTH KOREA: The pictures Kim Jong Un doesn’t want you to see
Haunting pictures inside North Korea… taken by a photographer who has now been banned from the rogue state for life
Photographer Eric Lafforgue captured the other side of North Korea – the shocking extent of the deprivation suffered by the natives – and paid the price.
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un was strongly opposed to anyone seeing these photos, so he asked Eric to delete the ‘offensive’ images that revealed the reality of the country – the brutal life people were forced to live, the isolated towns, and widespread poverty and malnutrition.
Lafforgue says poverty is rare in Pyongyang because only the elite live there but things are tough elsewhere.
When he refused and published the photos that showed the human side of North Koreans, and the autocratic nature of the communist state, he was banned for life from the country.
Take a look at some of the most ‘offensive’ photos: