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PRIVATE 52 | Contemporary Photography SOUTH KOREA
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PRIVATE 52 | Contemporary Photography SOUTH KOREA

Even though it has been only about 10 years since photography was included in art in Korea, photography is becoming…
Suyeon Yun | Incomplete Journey
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Suyeon Yun | Incomplete Journey

North Koreans have been crossing the border into China in search of refuge since the height of their famine in…
Jae Kwang Yang | Nightswimming – My Dear Grandmother…
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Jae Kwang Yang | Nightswimming – My Dear Grandmother…

Nightswimming starts from my first memory – the parting with my dear Nanny. I called her Grandma – I really…
Suntag Noh | Really Good, Murder
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Suntag Noh | Really Good, Murder

This series of works looks through the surface of so called weapon show, questioning what is hidden behind the technology…
Hyun-sun Yoon | Memento
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Hyun-sun Yoon | Memento

I feel like I’ve got used to living a prosaic life. Even if memories and a flood of events are…
Suk Kuhn Oh | The Text Book
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Suk Kuhn Oh | The Text Book

Korean textbooks are full of didactic images meant to educate children.
Aaron Choe | Not Yet Remembered
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Aaron Choe | Not Yet Remembered

The reason I moved to Korea was to be with the person pictured in this series. I met her while…
Sungman Kim | The Foundry
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Sungman Kim | The Foundry

The foundry is located in Song-Jung ri, Gwang ju, Jeollanam-do province. Kettles, hot grills and stoves were manufactured at the…
Sunmin Lee | The Woman’s House
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Sunmin Lee | The Woman’s House

Despite its external image of being a place of tranquil relaxation, a family, the arena for such things, is a…
Jeong Mee Yoon | ‘Insa-dong’ series
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Jeong Mee Yoon | ‘Insa-dong’ series

These photographs document workers at shops located in the area of Insa-Dong, Seoul. When we think of Insa-Dong
Jae-gu Kang | A Private
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Jae-gu Kang | A Private

The image of a soldier had been strongly imprinted on my mind, like the icon of a real man, a…
Kim Insook | SAIESEO_Between Two Koreas & Japan
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Kim Insook | SAIESEO_Between Two Koreas & Japan

Responses of South-Koreans towards ‘Koreans in Japan’ are usually divided into two types: ‘indifference’ and ‘extreme interest’.
Eric Perriard | Spleen
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Eric Perriard | Spleen

Born in South Korea in 1980, I was adopted at the age of 6 and raised in France. I returned…
Eun Koung Ko | Korean in Germany
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Eun Koung Ko | Korean in Germany

[I]n the early 1960s, West Germany achieved rapid economic development, while on the contrary, South Korea was in extreme poverty.…
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