TIME magazine recently named David Guttenfelder, the AP's chief Asia photographer, "Instagram Photographer of the Year" - an award that would have confused most people a few year ago. Sure, it's a new medium - but why not give credit where credit is due. Guttenfelder, who exclusively captures via iPhone, has an incredible photostream on the Facebook-owned social network.
That's because in 2013 Guttenfelder gained exclusive access to North Korea, allowing him to take photographs from one of the most well-guarded countries in the world (if not the most).
“Nobody knows anything about [North Korea] and what it looks like,” Guttenfelder told TIME. “I feel like there’s a big opportunity and a big responsibility.”
Let's take a look at some stunning images from the DPRK, courtesy of Guttenfelder's Instagram feed: