by Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Saturday 28 December 2013

Associated Press photographer David Guttenfelder has been able to capture never-before-seen images of North Korea and share then on Instagram. Recently North Korea relaxed their laws surrounding the internet so foreigners are now allowed to carry their phones ‘with an activated 3G network’.

Guttenfelder explains his motivation behind the snapshots: ‘Through social media, I’m trying to piece together a picture of this country for the outside world… No one puts their hand in front of my camera, and no one tells me not to shoot things. There’s no review process. They don’t look at my pictures at all before I send them on the Associated Press wire or my Instagram account. Facebook even asks me to tag me “friends” Kim Jong Il and Kim Il Sung when I upload my photos’.

Via Beautiful Decay