Iron smelters at the Chollima Steel Complex in Nampo City, DPRK. Founded in 1939 by Japanese occupiers, it was a flagship of the North Korean economy after the liberation. In the 1980s, the annual output was said to total one million metric tons. A new steel plant with annual production capacity of two million tons is under construction.
courtesy Korean Central News Agency
An historic exhibition featuring photos of The Associated Press and the Korean Central News Agency will offer a rare glimpse into a nation long shrouded from view.
The exhibition will open on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il-sung, the founder of the communist state, and follows AP’s recent opening of a bureau in Pyongyang, North Korea, the first to be established by a western news organization.
Unique access to the KCNA photo archive will offer images illuminating the history of the DPRK, including visits by dignitaries over the years, landscapes, culture and everyday life.