“For this project, I used a Hasselblad XPAN, a panoramic-view film camera that is no longer manufactured.
Throughout the year, I wore it around my neck and shot several dozen rolls of color negative film in between my normal coverage of news and daily life with my AP-issued digital cameras.
The XPAN is quiet, discrete, manual and simple. Because it has a wide panoramic format, it literally gives me a different view of North Korea.
The film also reflects how I feel when I’m in North Korea, wandering among the muted or gritty colors, and the fashions and styles that often seem to come from a past generation. “