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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

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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