A courageous photographer risked arrest to sneak a series of breathtaking photographs of North Korea out of the country.
During a trip to the country, Michal Huniewicz took photos that he believed Kim Jong-un would not want you to see before smuggling them out on secret memory cards.
In contrast to the glossy pictures produced by the state-run news agency, Mr Huniewicz’s images provide an unvarnished look into a poverty-stricken society ruled by a tyrant.
He traveled to North Korea from China last year with a tour guide, which was one of the requirements for being permitted to visit.
Mr Huniewicz escaped his minder’s careful eye to capture these pictures, which provide a rare look into the daily lives of North Koreans.
Some are shown working in the fields, while others are seen in Pyongyang’s spotless capital.
In one photograph, street cleaners wash pavements in one of Pyongyang’s parks while a soldier looks on, while others show servers working in eateries where propaganda visuals are aired on television around the clock.
A picture of a customs document discloses what items are prohibited from entering the nation. Mr Huniewicz said that computers are being checked for the Hollywood film The Interview, a comedy about Kim Jong-un that is prohibited in North Korea.