April 20th
16:00
Mirim Riding Club on Flickr.
April 16th
16:01
Via
fotojournalismus:

An image depicting a female North Korean soldier leading an artillery attack is projected on a large screen behind singers and the Unhasu Orchestra during a concert to mark International Women’s Day in Pyongyang, North Korea on March 8, 2013.
[Credit : Jon Chol Jin/AP]

fotojournalismus:

An image depicting a female North Korean soldier leading an artillery attack is projected on a large screen behind singers and the Unhasu Orchestra during a concert to mark International Women’s Day in Pyongyang, North Korea on March 8, 2013.

[Credit : Jon Chol Jin/AP]

April 13th
16:01
Arch of Triumph on Flickr.

Arch of Triumph on Flickr.

April 9th
09:01
Pyongyang on Flickr.

Pyongyang on Flickr.

April 8th
09:01
Via
wolfnitschke:

Game Arcade - North Korea on Flickr.
Game Arcade in North Korea by Wolf Nitschke | www.wolfnitschke.com

wolfnitschke:

Game Arcade - North Korea on Flickr.

Game Arcade in North Korea


by Wolf Nitschke | www.wolfnitschke.com

April 6th
16:00
April 5th
16:01
Hiroji Kubota
NORTH KOREA. 1982. Lathewomen at a heavy machinery factory near Pyongyang.
NORTH KOREA. 1982. Lathewomen at a heavy machinery factory near Pyongyang.
April 3rd
16:00
Via

latimes:

A photographic peek into North Korea

Associated Press photographer David Guttenfelder is one of the few members of the western media to gain access into the secretive, isolated nation of North Korea. Above is the latest sampling of his work documenting the country, and you can follow him on Tumblr here.

Photos: David Guttenfelder / Associated Press

April 1st
09:01
Pyongyang on Flickr.

Pyongyang on Flickr.

March 30th
16:01
March 29th
16:01
March 28th
13:13
Via
stalinwasabasicbitch:

thine-venomous-tongue:

phiife:

therealview:

"African Renaissance”, located near the airport in Dakar (Senegal) stands 49m tall on the top of a 100m high hill. The tallest statue in the world outside of Eurasia.

jesus christ knows this is incredible.

That is amazing.

Built by North Korea, weirdly enough.

Expense[edit]
Thousands of people protested against “all the failures of [President] Wade’s regime, the least of which is this horrible statue” on the city’s streets beforehand, with riot police deployed to maintain control.[5] Deputy leader of the opposition Ndeye Fatou Toure described the monument as an “economic monster and a financial scandal in the context of the current [economic] crisis”.
The colossal statue has been criticized for its cost at US$ 27 million (£16.6m).[1] The payment was made in kind, with 30 to 40 hectares of land that will be sponsored by a Senegalese businessman.[10]
Style[edit]
Senegalese opposition leaders have also questioned the style of the project, labelling it “Stalinist”, while art critics have pointed out that the body shapes are cartoon-like, with only vaguely African facial features.[1] It has also been suggested that the monument is a stark representation of the macho sexism of African authoritarian rulers.[11]The statue’s design has been derided internationally because of false claims of its Senegalese origin, actually having been designed by a Romanian architect and built by a North Korean sculpting company famous for various projects and large statues throughout Africa since the 1970s. [12] It was a poorly received piece by art critics around the world after its much-delayed unveiling in 2010, and has been compared by some to the infamous (and now-abandoned) Christopher Columbus statue project that was underway in Cataño, Puerto Rico in the late 1990s and early 2000s.[13] Local imams argue that a statue depicting a human figure is idolatrous, and object to the perceived immodesty of the semi-nude male and female figures.[14]
In December 2009, president Abdoulaye Wade apologised to Senegal’s Christian minority for comparing the statue to Jesus Christ.[1]
Revenue[edit]
The project has also attracted controversy due to Wade’s claim to the intellectual property rights of the statue, and insisting that he is entitled to 35 percent of the profits raised.[14] Opposition figures have sharply criticised Wade’s plan to claim intellectual property rights, insisting that the president cannot claim copyright over ideas conceived as a function of his public office.[15][16]
Local artists[edit]
Ousmane Sow, a world-renowned Senegalese sculptor, also objected to the use of North Korean builders, saying it was anything but a symbol of African resistance and nothing to do with art.[17]

stalinwasabasicbitch:

thine-venomous-tongue:

phiife:

therealview:

"African Renaissance”, located near the airport in Dakar (Senegal) stands 49m tall on the top of a 100m high hill. The tallest statue in the world outside of Eurasia.

jesus christ knows this is incredible.

That is amazing.

Built by North Korea, weirdly enough.

Expense[edit]

Thousands of people protested against “all the failures of [President] Wade’s regime, the least of which is this horrible statue” on the city’s streets beforehand, with riot police deployed to maintain control.[5] Deputy leader of the opposition Ndeye Fatou Toure described the monument as an “economic monster and a financial scandal in the context of the current [economic] crisis”.

The colossal statue has been criticized for its cost at US$ 27 million (£16.6m).[1] The payment was made in kind, with 30 to 40 hectares of land that will be sponsored by a Senegalese businessman.[10]

Style[edit]

Senegalese opposition leaders have also questioned the style of the project, labelling it “Stalinist”, while art critics have pointed out that the body shapes are cartoon-like, with only vaguely African facial features.[1] It has also been suggested that the monument is a stark representation of the macho sexism of African authoritarian rulers.[11]The statue’s design has been derided internationally because of false claims of its Senegalese origin, actually having been designed by a Romanian architect and built by a North Korean sculpting company famous for various projects and large statues throughout Africa since the 1970s. [12] It was a poorly received piece by art critics around the world after its much-delayed unveiling in 2010, and has been compared by some to the infamous (and now-abandoned) Christopher Columbus statue project that was underway in Cataño, Puerto Rico in the late 1990s and early 2000s.[13] Local imams argue that a statue depicting a human figure is idolatrous, and object to the perceived immodesty of the semi-nude male and female figures.[14]

In December 2009, president Abdoulaye Wade apologised to Senegal’s Christian minority for comparing the statue to Jesus Christ.[1]

Revenue[edit]

The project has also attracted controversy due to Wade’s claim to the intellectual property rights of the statue, and insisting that he is entitled to 35 percent of the profits raised.[14] Opposition figures have sharply criticised Wade’s plan to claim intellectual property rights, insisting that the president cannot claim copyright over ideas conceived as a function of his public office.[15][16]

Local artists[edit]

Ousmane Sow, a world-renowned Senegalese sculptor, also objected to the use of North Korean builders, saying it was anything but a symbol of African resistance and nothing to do with art.[17]

March 27th
13:51
Via

All North Korean Men have to get the “Dear Leader Haircut” now.

rafi-dangelo:

Today in News Headlines You Thought Were The Onion At First But This Is Real Life, North Korea has a brand new law:  All men have to get Kim Jong Un’s haircut:

image

I’m glad they found time out of their busy schedule to enact that law, what with the whole food shortages situation and general disrepair of the entire country.

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This story has been debunked as an unfounded rumor:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/27/mandatory-kim-jong-un-hai_0_n_5041289.html?utm_hp_ref=world

And Kim Jong Un is not the “Dear Leader” that refers to his father Kim Jong Il.

13:46

No, North Koreans Are Not Forced To Get A Kim Jong Un Haircut