24 Illegal Pictures Smuggled Out Of North Korea

North Korea: heavily guarded, mysterious, and frozen in time, the country only allows certain people in — and has incredibly strict guidelines about what kind of information can get out.

Despite that, photographer Michal Huniewiz risked imprisonment by taking photos of everyday life in the country, and then smuggling them out. He managed to evade the watch of his tour guide (who acts like more of a guard) to take these incredible images.

Danong Station: One of the rare entry points for foreigners into North Korea


A young boy checking out the railway works


Pyongyang by day, looking pretty bleak