2012 Photo Contest, Daily Life, Singles, 1st prize

North Korea

Photographer

Damir Sagolj

Reuters

05 October, 2011

A portrait of North Korea’s founder, Kim Il-sung, decorates a building in the country’s capital Pyongyang.

About the photographer

Damir Sagolj

Damir Sagolj was born in 1971 in Sarajevo, in what is now Bosnia. After school he began studying architecture, but after a year moved with his family to Moscow, where his father ...

Background story

Pyongyang, North Korea

A portrait of North Korea’s founder, Kim Il-sung, decorates a building in the country’s capital Pyongyang. The ‘Great Leader’, as he was known, was succeeded by his son Kim Jong-il, in 1994. Kim Jong-il died on 17 December, having designated his youngest son Kim Jong-un (aged 27 or 28) as heir.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/60 sec
Focal length
93 mm
F-Stop
f/4.0
ISO
800
Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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