A Photographer Shows Differences Between North and South Korea, and They Are Impressive


Korea was partitioned into South Korea and North Korea in 1945. Relations between those 2 countries have been rather tense for more than 70 years. It was only recently that Korean leaders succeeded in conducting a productive summit (September 18-19, 2018), during which they agreed on a number of joint activities to help the countries recover their bonds.

Despite the fact that neighbours are communist North Korea and democratic South Korea, life is totally different in these 2 countries. Photographer Ed Jones decided to capture it and show it to the world at large. You can see in the pictures that clothing, interiors and landscapes in South Korea are more new. But those people’s soul is certainly similar.

1 A North Korean shooting instructor at her place of work in Pyongyang and her counterpart in Seoul, South Korea

2 A visitor to Munsu Water Park in North Korea (Pyongyang) and her South Korean counterpart at Caribbean Bay Water Park (Seoul)

3 Gas station workers in North and South Korea.

4. A North Korean tour guide atop the Juche Idea Tower (Pyongyang) and her South Korean counterpart at the 63 Building View Deck (Seoul)

5 A 23-year-old North Korean student on Pyongyang city square and a 24-year-old South Korean student in Seongdong-gu district of Seoul.

6 North and South Korean military officers to secure the Korean Demilitarized Zone

7 Shoppers at a North Korea (Pyongyang) and South Korea (Seoul) supermarket

8 A tourist boat driver from North Korea (Taedong River at Pyongyang) and his counterpart from South Korea (Han River in Seoul)

9 A North Korean farmer with ginseng plantations in the background and a South Korean farmer.

10 A North Korean woman at a military parade on Kim Il-sung square and a former South Korean rear admiral protesting at nuclear weapons