Photo Essays

LIFE in the Korean War: Classic Photos

Few people have lived as long, as varied and as complete a life as David Douglas Duncan. And certainly no photographers ever enjoyed a longer, more varied or...

Exposing North Korea

A rare visit to one of the world's last closed societies. Photographs by Christopher Morris for TIME

North Korea Goes to the Polls

On Sunday, March 8, North Koreans went to the polls to elect their rubber-stamp Parliament, leading the way for another five years in office for leader Kim Jong...

North Koreans Splash in New Water Park

There are few countries in the world stranger to look at than North Korea. The pariah state is known for its brand of militarist totalitarianism, the creepiness...

Photos: Food Crisis in North Korea

A rare glimpse of the Hermit Kingdom's fight against malnutritionPhotographs by Damir Sagolj / Reuters* NOTE: The photos in this gallery were taken on...

Party Time in North Korea

The Hermit Kingdom takes a day off to celebrate a political anniversary and the wider introduction of heir apparent Kim Jong Un