North Korea isn’t a country. It’s an experience. The museums are so vast that they could engulf cathedrals; the immensely wide avenues give a new meaning to the word perspective and above all, the conversations with your North Korean guides are beyond anything Ionesco could’ve imagined.
It’s this amazement of the absurd that Eric Lafforgue was able to capture during his visits to the hermit state. His photos document an everyday life that seems to be split between the staggering and the downright scary when you consider how the citizens are caught beneath the weight of a family-run dictatorship, reigning without sharing since 1948.