This is David Guttenfelder. He is one of my modern-day photographic heroes and definitely one of my favorite accounts to follow on Instagram as he regularly posts un-edited photos from within North Korea’s borders without any input or hindrance from the DPRK.

Thanks to the Associated Press, David Guttenfelder is the only Western photojournalist with regular access to the country to take just about any photo he wants. It’s the rarest of looks inside this secretive country and if you want to know anything about it, you should first look at David Guttenfelder’s photos.

In addition, David’s photos are featured in National Geographic’s 2013: Year In Review under Geopolitics.