Feature Photography Award 2011

David Guttenfelder

David Guttenfelder

AWARD DATE: 2011

AWARD NAME: Feature Photography Award 2011

AWARD RECIPIENT: David Guttenfelder

AWARD RECIPIENT AFFILIATION: The Associated Press

AWARD HONORED WORK: Inside a Closed Society: Daily Life in North Korea

Guttenfelder’s images provide a unique and special vision of a hard to access society. While mainly photographed in the company of government officials, they are a series of special moments taken in a creative and innovative fashion. They show us what daily life is like in a closed-off and isolated society.


Central Pyongyang, North Korea is seen at dusk April 12, 2011. Photos by David Guttenfelder

A city tram carries passengers in Pyongyang, North Korea, April 15, 2011. Photo: David Guttenfelder

In this Tuesday April 17, 2011 photo, North Koreans go about their daily routines south of Pyongyang along the highway to the southern city of Kaesong, North Korea. Photo: David Guttenfelder

North Koreans pay their respects before a monument of Kim Il Sung at Mansu Hill in Pyongyang, North Korea, April 14, 2011. The celebration began on the eve of the 99th anniversary of Kim Il Sung's birthday, called "The Day of the Sun." Photo: David Guttenfelder

In this Thursday Oct. 6, 2011 photo, a North Korean couple on a bicycle coast down a hill past farm fields outside the eastern coastal city of Wonsan, North Korea. Photo: David Guttenfelder

In this Wednesday Oct. 5, 2011 photo, North Korean commuters make their way along a Pyongyang city street in North Korea. Photo: David Guttenfelder

North Korean soccer fans react after their team missed a goal during a World Cup qualifying match between North Korea and Uzbekistan, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Oct. 11, 2011. Photo: David Guttenfelder

In this April 14, 2011 photo, portraits of North Korea's late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il hang on a wall at a children's school of performing arts in Pyongyang. Photo: David Guttenfelder

In this Tuesday Oct. 11, 2011 photo, a North Korean nurse speaks by video conference and telephone to a doctor inside a maternity hospital in Pyongyang, North Korea. Photo: David Guttenfelder

North Koreans enjoy a ride at the Kaeson Youth Amusement Park in Pyongyang, North Korea, Oct. 26, 2011. Photo: David Guttenfelder

In this Friday Oct. 7, 2011 photo, a North Korean man sings karaoke while his daughter plays the piano at a hotel bar in Mount Kumgang, North Korea. Photo: David Guttenfelder

Seen through a window at the truce village of Panmunjom, North Korean soldiers stand guard at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) which separates the two Koreas Sunday April 17, 2011. Photo: David Guttenfelder