If you’ve always wanted to watch a cartoon about camera history, you’ve come to the right place: here’s a North Korean cartoon that teaches children camera history. It’s actually a combination of cartoon and studio footage, and it’s is cute, encouraging, and informative. But at the same time, it’s odd and full of moments that will make you scratch your head – and this is why you won’t be able to stop watching.
The leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, has reportedly fired his personal photographer for the weirdest of reasons. According to a couple of sources, the photographer was taking photos of Kim Jong-un when he blocked the crowd’s view of him. With a flash. For three seconds. As a result, he was reportedly kicked off of his job, as well as from Workers’ Party of Korea.
Belgian photographer Eric Lafforgue travels the world and captures inspiring stories about people. In 2008, he photographed North Korea for the first time and revisited this country five more times afterward. He took photos of the lesser-known side of North Korea and managed to save the images he would otherwise be forced to delete. After the government discovered he’s been sharing the photos online, he was banned from crossing the North Korean border ever again. Still, his photos remain to witness the stories beyond the façade, and he has shared some of them with us.
I’m relying on Google Translate for this one, but it appears that North Korea are equipping their drones with Sony SLT cameras. Or, at least, one particular drone which recently crash landed in South Korea, according to a report from Naver. Judging from photos, it seems similar to a drone that was discovered in Baekryeong Island in 2014.
Inside the recently crashed drone was a Sony SLT camera. They haven’t stated which model of camera it was, or the lens being used, simply that it contained a 64GB memory card. They say that initial analysis leads them to believe that the drone was trying to get a peek into a US Military facility in South Korea. 10 images of the Seongju site were found on the camera’s memory card.