North Korea is one of the world’s most secretive places. Ruled by a small handful of families who keep an iron grip on the population, those who live here are isolated from the rest of humanity. Many are not allowed to travel anywhere else. One traveler reveals the real nation during his recent visit. His startling photographs reveal a nation nearly left behind by modern technology.
1. People line up at a crossing with their bicycles. A cop checks each person as they cross the area, making sure that everyone is adhering to local rules about using transport from one part of the country to another.