Intimate Perspectives That Reveal Normal Everyday Life In North Korea
Australian photographer Fabian Muir has travelled to North Korea, arguably the world’s most reclusive and closed society, five times over the past two years, and captured everyday life in not only the nation’s capital, Pyongyang, but lesser-known, smaller towns as well.
Prior to his first visit in 2014, Muir didn’t know what to expect from the nation and admits sharing in the preconceptions that most people in the West have about North Korea. But once he set foot in the country, he encountered genuinely warm, ordinary individuals who didn’t appear much different from those in the West.
Although there were restrictions placed on Muir because he was both a foreigner and a photographer — he was accompanied by government minders whenever he stepped foot out of the hotel — his ultimate goal was to reveal an honest, intimate portrayal of what life in North Korea might really be like. And he did just that.
View more images at The Atlantic.
A Vintage Glimpse Into Brooklyn’s 1970s Disco Scene
In the late 1970s, Meryl Meisler began photographing the disco scene in and around New York City. Her quest eventually led her to Bushwick, Brooklyn, where she soon became an art teacher. And every day on her way to work, she photographed the incredible, inimitable culture of the surrounding neighborhood.
See more of Meisler’s photos of disco-era Brooklyn at Vice.
David Bowie’s Most Iconic Fashions
While the world said goodbye to the Thin White Duke this year, thanks to music and photos, it can still hold on to his memory. The latter is of particular importance when it comes to remembering David Bowie’s sense of fashion, which saw no boundaries in terms of content and arguably served as an extension of Bowie’s art.
Head over to Vintage Everyday to trace his story through fabric.