Thoughts of North Korea tend to conjure up images of organized military parades, nuclear missile tests and large crowds worshiping a supreme leader; today that’s Kim Jong Un. But there’s so much more to be known about this mysterious country, which has isolated itself from the Western world for decades.
It’s not every day the veil of secrecy surrounding the Northern part of the Korean peninsula is lifted. Benjamin Jakabek, known on Flickr as benyjakabek, shows a glimpse of what ordinary life looks like for North Korea’s 25 million citizens.
Learn more about the photographer and his experiences in North Korea on this weeks episode of The Weekly Flickr.