Jangmadang 장마당

I have seen several of North Korea’s market grounds, known as “Jangmadang”. Foreigners rarely ever get to see them and those who are allowed to visit are forbidden from bringing any cameras or mobile phones. 내가 “장마당”이라 불리는 북조선의 시장터를 가본 곳이 대여섯 군데나 된다. 외국인들에게는 거의 공개가 되지 않을 뿐 아니라, 혹여 방문하게 되더라도 카메라나 휴대폰을 지참할 수가 없다. 여기의 장마당을 담은 사진들은 먼 거리에서 촬영한 것들이다.

North Korean Hydroelectric Dams 북한 수력발전댐

An increasing number of such dams now have hydroelectric generators installed that produce sufficient electricity for neighboring towns throughout spring to autumn.

Rural North Korea 북한의 시골풍경

The life of a North Korean outside of the cities and towns revolves primarily around agriculture. One of the biggest changes in recent years has been the allowance of farmers to decide for themselves what they want to grow; as long as state production requirements are met…