The New York Times photojournalist David Guttenfelder streams live on Periscope from North Korea


I’ve signed on to Periscope because I can see it’s potential for storytelling. But, I’ve yet to find  myself in a suitable situation to utilise it properly (aside from viewing live streams of different Suicide Girls!).

But here’s a really cool story about how photojournalist David Guttenfelder, who was on assignment for the New York Times, managed to shoot different everyday scenes in North Korea and streamed in live on Periscope.

As we are all aware, North Korea is such a mystery to us all that a scene of people on the streets can be so exciting! And if you remember, Guttenfelder is also the same guy who created Instagram history by posting street photography of North Korea a few years ago.

“There’s probably not a better place to test the power of photography and photojournalism than a place that has never really allowed photography or foreigners there,” Mr. Guttenfelder said in the blog post on the New York Times’ Lens blog.

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