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Suk Kuhn Oh | The Text Book

PRIVATE 52, Suk Kuhn Oh, p. 32-33(37)
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Korean textbooks are full of didactic images meant to educate children. For some reason our childhoods were filled with strange and shocking images and those images somehow appear regularly everyday and affect us for the rest of our lives. People with strange childhood memories and I, a photographer, wore doll masks of the main characters, Chulsoo and Younghee, who appear in these elementary textbooks and we tried to recreate emotional moments from our past. And these emotional moments were in turn recreated into the textbook that remains in the memories of young Koreans who attended elementary school from the start of the 1970s to the mid-1990s.

(Suk Kuhn Oh | The Text Book, PRIVATE 52, pages 32-37)

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