A brief glimpse inside North Korea while accompanying the Korean Friendship Association on an extended tour.
The forward has been written by my good friend Seong gook, a journalist and Ex-North Korean living in Seoul. The images taken along with his words, thoughts and experience give the viewer a much less typical view of the North/South perspective.
Nayan Sthankiya is an East Indian freelance visual journalist raised in Canada. For the last 10 years he has been based primarily in Asia covering breaking news as well as political, social, cultural and environmental stories on assignment as well as self generated. He has been commissioned and completed assignments throughout the globe. Born in Uganda, Africa to East Indian parents, forced to flee during a brutal military dictatorship learning first hand at a very young age the importance of media, the image and it's role as a witness, its ability to foster dialogue and in that dialogue effect positive change. His images have appeared in publications world wide, National Geographic Korea, New York Times, L.A. Times, Wall Street Journal Asian Magazine, Financial Times, Asian Geographic, Internazionale, The Guardian, Village Voice, B.B.C., C.S. Monitor, L'espresso, Joongang Ilbo, Korea Times, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Financial Times Magazine.