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North Korea in 3D: See Rare Photos of People in the Secret State

Slovenian photographer Matjaž Tančič headed to North Korea with the goal of documenting daily life in a country rarely seen by foreigners. His small team included a producer who filmed the process along the way, two North Korean guides, and one driver. Traveling to schools, farms, and factories, each of the photographer’s compelling subjects were captured using a 3D stereoscopic technique. In this short film from Koryo Studio, see the process behind capturing these hypnotic 3D images inside one of the most secretive states in the world.

Credits: Videography by Vicky Mohieddeen, edited by Matt Hulse, and produced by Koryo Studio.

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