Renowned documentary photographer Tomas van Houtryve entered North Korea by posing as a businessman looking to open a chocolate factory. Despite 24-hour surveillance by North Korean minders, he took arresting photographs of Pyongyang and its people — images rarely captured and even more rarely distributed in the West. They show stark glimmers of everyday life in the world’s last gulag. (via Photo Essay: The Land of No Smiles - By Tomas van Houtryve)
I just launched a Kickstarter project to raise funds for my first gallery show ever, opening October 7 and running through the month at Sequential Art Gallery here in Portland. The exhibit will feature photography of this very awesome city in which I live. :)
I’ll be posting previews of the photography and project updates on my other Tumblr, 13:13.