Searching for N.Korea's Missing

The digital detectives picking up the pieces of a missing trail to find their loved ones

After the Korean War ended and as the North Korean army was retreating thousands were kidnapped or taken prisoner and never seen again. For those that escaped the clutches of the North Korean regime and managed to defect to the democratic South risked everything - including some of their family members who had no choice but to stay behind. 

Today, a handful of activists, defectors, and loved ones dedicate their lives to searching for the missing and also attempting to bring back their loved ones to safety. 

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Ashley Crowther is an Asia based documentary photographer and photojournalist and is one of the foremost storytellers documenting climate change through photography. | @ashleycrowtherorg