It ended with a smile - Pyongyang North Korea

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    This scene took place in the Pyongyang subway. I was in a wagon when i saw this kid. He stared at me all along the two stations. Without any smile on his face. His father did the same. We all came out of the wagoon, and his father stopped to read the newspaper on the platform. He started to play a kind of Peek-a-boo with me, and finaly had this wonderful smile.
    This is a long story for a short moment. The first impression would have been "all those kids are robots in North Korea". The real one is "all those kids are the same all around the world". Even in North Korea.

    © Eric Lafforgue

    DK727, massimo sbreni, and 84 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. frank schacht / photojournal-worldwide-exklusiv 59 months ago | reply

      people are very nice.

      china will bring peace.

    2. Giada Devuno Photography 59 months ago | reply

      Of course they are!
      Great picture, a delicate tribute to a beautiful smile

    3. f2hammers 59 months ago | reply

      Lovely street portrait - exactly the right moment - beautiful b&w tones.

    4. sari_arw 59 months ago | reply

      Nice candid shot

    5. ♥, ioana 59 months ago | reply

      lovely story and wonderful photo :)

    6. vetlife2005 59 months ago | reply

      nicely captured the expression
      (from 1-2-3 B&W)

    7. ICT_photo 59 months ago | reply

      Love the shot and your story is a message of hope. Beautifully taken and said.

    8. N A Y E E M 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Force of Photography, and we'd love to have this added to the group!


    9. Ceritanya Forida 58 months ago | reply

      makes me cry.. thank you Eric, for giving yourself as an instrument to touch people's live through your pictures. May God bless you always!

    10. jrami67 58 months ago | reply

      Thank's For Sharing Your Pictures With Us Great Story Beautiful capture.

    11. loyal1two 58 months ago | reply cute!!!

    12. Jan Linskens 56 months ago | reply

      great picture, love your work

    13. Laura Tovar 54 months ago | reply

      shot just in time. At least that smile is real between both automata

    14. © noborders 54 months ago | reply

      simple et superbe.

    15. ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ [deleted] 37 months ago | reply


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