Photographer Jun Michael Park
Documentary Photographer and Visual Storyteller
Jun Michael Park is a documentary and editorial photographer from Seoul, South Korea. Jun studied English Literature at Queen’s University, Canada, and fell in love with photography while doing the 2-year mandatory military service in South Korea. Over the course of his journey as a visual storyteller, Jun has been documenting various subjects from the families of the South Korean ferry victims to stranded refugees in Greece.
His main interests are systematic injustice and stories of marginalized individuals and places. On issues in and around Korea, Jun is known to have an outsider’s perspective with an insider’s knowledge. He has traveled to more than 20 countries and is fluent in Korean and English.
Jun is a winner of a Silver award in Press-Feature Story category at Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) 2015 and is a participant of the Eddie Adams Workshop XXVIII in New York. He is a regular contributor to The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, ESPN and Monocle magazine.
Jun is represented by laif Photo Agency in Germany and available for assignment and commission worldwide.
Honors and Awards
2016 Screening at the 1st Les Ateliers de Couthures
2016 Selected for the 5th Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism
2015 Selected for PDN Emerging Photographer Magazine Winter 2015
2015 Eddie Adams Workshop XXVIII, New York
2015 International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention
2015 Prix de la Photographie Paris (Px3) 2015, Silver Award
Clients and Publications
US: The New York Times, The Washington Post, ESPN, CNN, NPR
Germany: Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Brand Eins, Welt am Sonntag, Stern Crime, Cicero, Lufthansa Magazine
UK: Monocle, The Guardian Weekend Magazine, The Financial Times
France: L’Express, Les Echos
캐나다에서 영문학을 공부했고 사진가로서 네 번의 개인전을 가졌다. 2007년에 철거 된 동대문운동장의 마지막 모습을 기록한 사진들로 ‘2012년 갤러리 팔레 드 서울 젊은 작가 공모’에 당선되었고, <동대문운동장: 아파하지 않는 사람들을 위하여>를 출간했다. 2014년, 서울역사박물관에서 열린 <잘 가, 동대문운동장> 전시에 참여했다.
미국 뉴욕타임즈, 워싱턴포스트, ESPN, 독일 슈피겔(Der Spiegel), 디차이트(Die Zeit), 영국 모노클 매거진, 파이낸셜 타임즈, 가디언을 비롯하여, 그린피스 서울 사무소, 세이브더칠드런, 아시아 소사이어티 코리아센터, 캐나다 국립영상원, 론리플래닛매거진 코리아 등과 협업했다.