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“Seoul, Cheonggye Stream, 1968” by Hong Soon-tae.Provided by the organizer

A collection of photographs by some of the biggest names in the industry is now on show at the Seoul Museum of Art.

The exhibition featuring 103 photographs by 25 artists from SeMA’s collection is called “Photographs Read, Photographs Sensed,” and it’s being held at the museum’s Nam Seoul Annex in Gwanak District, southeastern Seoul.

Photography as an art form has evolved in Korea over the years, and the organizers wish to provide visitors with a chance to step away from preconceived notions about the genre and familiarize them with modern photography.

“The purpose of presenting the collection to the public is to help people better understand modern photography,” said Choi Jung-joo of the Seoul Museum of Art’s PR department.

On the first floor of the Nam Seoul Annex building, 50 photographs of painters, poets, novelists and other artists are displayed.

The second floor hosts works by some well-known older Korean photographers such as Atta Kim, Bae Byung-woo and Lee Hyung-woo, among others.

The organizers have included an educational class and activities related to photography for this exhibition.

A class on how to use digital cameras will give participants a better idea as to how to make good use of their cameras, while a photo art experience class will allow visitors to take in the exhibits and then try taking their own photos afterward.


By Jason Kim Staff Reporter[jason@joongang.co.kr]



“Photographs Read, Photographs Sensed” will be on through May 24. For more information, visit www.seoulmoa.org or call (02) 598-6247. Seoul Museum of Art is located near Sadang Station, lines No. 2 and 4, exit 6.

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