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Christian Stoll. Epic.

Sometimes dizzying and sometimes absurd in scale, the series ‘Epic’ from photographer Christian Stoll includes a sequence of spaces that have one thing in common: they are immense. These spaces may not have been designed using perpective renderings, but they are are engineered or urban planned to stunning effect, even if it’s accidental. These are vantage points that we aren’t used to seeing, even though the spaces facilitate or support processes ubiquitous to our daily lives. These are pictures of the staggering engineering that allows things happen quietly: an order ships, a file downloads, and the only time they occur to us is when something goes wrong. Even though thinking about a processing facility or bank of escalators may not sound too exciting, even quotidian spaces, from a particular vantage point, can be epic. (Written by Alex Dent)

Inside North Korea

Earlier this year, David Guttenfelder, chief Asia photographer for the Associated Press, along with Jean H. Lee, AP bureau chief in Seoul, were granted unprecedented access to parts of North Korea as part of the AP’s efforts to expand coverage of the isolated communist nation. The pair made visits to familiar sites accompanied by government minders, and were also allowed to travel into the countryside accompanied by North Korean journalists instead of government officials. Though much of what the AP journalists saw was certainly orchestrated, their access was still remarkable. Collected here are some of Guttenfelder’s images from the trip that provide a glimpse of North Korea.

Inside North Korea

Earlier this year, David Guttenfelder, chief Asia photographer for the Associated Press, along with Jean H. Lee, AP bureau chief in Seoul, were granted unprecedented access to parts of North Korea as part of the AP’s efforts to expand coverage of the isolated communist nation. The pair made visits to familiar sites accompanied by government minders, and were also allowed to travel into the countryside accompanied by North Korean journalists instead of government officials. Though much of what the AP journalists saw was certainly orchestrated, their access was still remarkable. Collected here are some of Guttenfelder’s images from the trip that provide a glimpse of North Korea.