The smiling chief of the village - Chilbo sea - North Korea

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    I had the chance to stay in a local village for 2 days, so i had the opportunity to take some portraits of people. This is not the easiest thing in North Korea, as everybody is running when they see a lens, specially in the countryside... But thanks to Polaroid Zinc, i became the god of the village for 2 days!
    This man is the chief of the village. Let's say that he the elite of the countryside: they have 4 rooms in their house, and 4 Televisions! But at 5 in the morning, i saw the daughter going out in the cold to put some fire in the heating system of the house..
    Thye were really welcoming, and i had the chance to eat a "sea duck". I still do not knwo what is a"sea duck", but i can say that the flesh is verryyy strong to eat!

    J'ai eu la chance de rester 2 jours dans un village au bord de la mer, dans la region de Chilbo. J'ai pu ainsi prendre des portraits des gens, ce qui reste compliqué car dans la campagne, la vue d'un objectif fait fuire tout le monde...Mais grace une fois de plus au polaroid, je suis vite devenu un dieu le temps de mon sejour! Sur la photo: le chef, il vit une maison de 4 pièces, qui possède 4 télévisions (mais uniquement les 2 chaînes officielles malgré la proximité de la Chine et de la Russie). Autant dire qu'il fait parti de l'élite locale. Celà ne l'empêche pas de voir sa fille se lever à 5h du matin pour remettre du feu dans le four de la maison qui sert de chauffage central...
    Ils ont été très accueillants, et m'ont fait du "canard des mers" le soir à manger. Je ne sais pas ce que c'est mais la chair vraiment dure!

    Jung Pyong Ri village, Myongchon county, North Hamgyong province.

    © Eric Lafforgue

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    1. Lucas Ninno 58 months ago | reply

      Happyness...Great portrait Eric! It's not easy to catch the soul of each person in the right moment.

    2. decembre 58 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Portrait★Faces★Open Minded, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    3. Baumwol 58 months ago | reply

      beautiful photo.

    4. Christopher Malcolm 58 months ago | reply

      Wonderful shot. That tooth is perfect.

    5. photosbychinwe 58 months ago | reply

      Made me smile :)

    6. Andrew Bulatowicz 58 months ago | reply

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

      again ! a masterpiece !

    7. J.Thoi 58 months ago | reply

      This is amazing. A rare look. Thank you for sharing. :D

    8. handheld-films 57 months ago | reply

      great work - from a fabulous portfolio

    9. N A Y E E M 57 months ago | reply


    10. bonamynorman 57 months ago | reply

      Lovely portrait. Interesting story behind it too.

    11. sajin4me 57 months ago | reply

      Beautiful portrait! Wonderful capture of such a genuine smile!!
      Saddens me to realize that we are so close and yet so far...

    12. doitsunosensei 49 months ago | reply

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    13. Rococo57 47 months ago | reply

      fantastic portrait, love it..

    14. HanaS. 44 months ago | reply

      Please post this spectacular image to:
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    15. Vasilis Amir 44 months ago | reply

      This brilliant work deserves an Award
      in Amir _ أمير group
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