The story of Jang Jin-Sung is a fascinating one. He claims to have been one of the 6 poet laureates in North Korea allowed to write about the then Supreme Leader Kim Jong-il. He fled North Korea in 2004 and published his first book in English Dear Leader in 2014.
A journalism student asked me about the career of a freelance photographer/visual journalist and the importance of having a portfolio website. It may sound obvious, but more than often photographers are not good at presenting and positioning themselves.
“By doing documentary photography, you are trying to give a voice to the socially marginalised or unrepresented.” My interview with Asia Papercamera, curated by Malaysian writer and photographer Tan Lee Kuen.
2015 was a heck of a year for me. A lookback at the wonderful year and my journey as a photographer. Plus, a list of editorial and corporate clients of 2015.
Interview with photographer Jun Michael Park on the aftermath of the sinking of MV Sewol. This interview first appeared in the Korea and the World Podcast.
Interview with photographer Jun Michael Park on the aftermath of the Sewol ferry sinking. This interview originally appeared in The Rights Exposure Project.
One year after the sinking, Sewol ferry victims’ families are still fighting against, and demanding answers from, the uncooperative South Korean government.
The silver edifice with sleek curvature boasts of being the world’s largest atypical building. But one could not be blamed for thinking a UFO landed in Seoul. 21 March 2015 marks the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), a behemoth conceived by celebrated British architect Zaha Hadid. It took seven years of design and construction for the DDP to come alive.