Shades of Leisure in North Korea by Fabian Muir
Mention of 'North Korea' evokes a very specific mental image, dominated by military parades, the leaders and the famine of the 1990s. Yet life there is far more layered than that and there are many unseen sides that escape mainstream attention. In the spirit of 'seeing beyond', this series of images from all over the country depicts sides of North Korea that are rarely shown, in an attempt to go past the cliché and open unexpected perspectives to the viewer. No, life in North Korea is by no means one of constant singing, visits to the beach or fun fairs. But nor is it a constant military parade or weapon's test.