A Joint Exhibition by The Associated Press
and the Korean Central News Agency
Marking 100 Years Since the Birth of Kim Il Sung

March 15 - April 13, 2012


A historic exhibition featuring photos of The Associated Press (AP) and the Korean Central News Agency will offer a rare glimpse into a nation long shrouded from view.

The exhibition will open on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, the founder of the communist state, and follows AP’s recent opening of a bureau in Pyongyang, North Korea, the first to be established by a western news organization.

Unique access to the Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) photo archive will offer images illuminating the history of the DPRK, including visits by dignitaries over the years, landscapes, culture, and everyday life.

In addition, AP images, both historic and contemporary, will show the country through the eyes of non-Korean photojournalists, including AP Chief Asia Photographer David Guttenfelder, who has made numerous reporting trips to North Korea since 2010.

Photos taken by KCNA photographers who participated in a joint workshop led by AP instructors last October will also be in the mix.

Press Release