Women gathering compost outside in the cold. Photographed in central North Korea in mid-January, 2015 by Kim Dong-chul (ASIAPRESS)

A rural woman carrying a large sack. Photographed in a rural area outside Pyongyang in October 2008 by Jang Jung-gil (ASIAPRESS)

Women weeding on a farm. Taken from across the Chinese border in April 2005 by ISHIMARU Jiro