Best of the best on display at the Seoul Press Center
An upcoming exhibit at the Press Center’s Seoul Gallery, “Things As They Are,” will display some of the best photographs and videos taken by photojournalists during the last half century.
The exhibit is made up of three parts.
In the first, there are award-winning photos from the last 50 years. In a black and white photo taken by Don McCullin for The Observer in April 1964, a woman mourns the death of her husband during the Turkish War.
A mother’s hands caress her child’s head in a photo taken during the 1974 famine in Niger. The photograph was taken by Ovie Carter for the Chicago Tribune.
A Korean mother begs an armed officer for her son’s return after he was arrested for attending a protest against election fraud in a photo taken by Anthony Suau for Black Star in December 1987.
In one of the most captivating pieces, an Iraqi father soothes his son in a prisoner-of-war camp in Najaf in March 2003, taken by French photographer Jean-Marc Bouju for the Associated Press.
In the section on Korean photojournalism, Park Chung-Hee, clad in a military uniform, stands surrounded by his “gang” near Seoul City Hall in 1961, taken for the AP. The scene depicts the political authoritarianism that Park’s military dictatorship was known for.
A Sunday Times Magazine photograph features a gold mine in the Serra Pelada region in Brazil, taken by Sebastiao Salgado in 1987. Mr. Salgado held a giant exhibit at the Press Center two years ago.
“Things as They Are” runs from Feb. 9 through March 12 at the Seoul Gallery, Press Center. Admission is 8,000 won for adults. For more information call (02) 2020-0539.
By Park Soo-mee Staff Writer [firstname.lastname@example.org]