“Welcome to Pyongyang” by Charlie Crane on the Behance Network
These carefully staged, rare photos of the world’s most secretive country are captivating.
The set of images displayed is pretty haunting in just how sterile and lonely all the places and people look. Grand rooms and plazas on diplay with no one using or enjoying them except maybe one person staring at the camera with a neutral expression. No smiles, no chaos, just a perverse and rigid order on display.
And empty train stations.
Pyongyang is a city of ghosts built for an elite echelon of dictatorial sycophants meant to impress an audience mostly banned from ever seeing it in person.