Photo festival focuses on local flavor
The festival displays an elaborate list of some of the country’s best known contemporary photographers under the topic “Here, From Here.”
Photographers Kang Hong-goo and Choi Min-sik are included in the month-long exhibition, workshops and symposiums.
The festival mixes genre, crossing in and out of documentary and fiction forms.
One of the noted programs is “Perspectives on Korea: 1950-1980,” a series of documentary photographs on the devastation that war leaves in its wake.
Joo Myeong-deok presents a revealing black and white series on biracial children at local orphanages and military towns. Im Eung-sik captures war orphans and the homeless.
In a separate display, a group of emerging artists question the concept of place through images that distort our living environment.
Nature pictures are also prominent. Jang Nam-won will exhibit his underwater images; Kim Yeon-soo focuses on the sky and Park Jong-woo presents a series on the ancient tea route along the Silk Road in Yunnan, China.
By Park Soo-mee Staff Reporter[email@example.com]
*The Donggang Photo Festival opens tomorrow in Youngwol, Gangwon, and runs through Aug. 24. For more information call (033) 375-4554.