Spencer McCall

Korea : Streets
Location: Saskatoon
Nationality: Canadian
Biography: My photography career began in 2000 when I was hired by the Ontario Government to photograph ecclesiastical buildings in North Glengarry County, Ontario, Canada. My endeavours in the medium have been anything but linear; a degree in English... read on
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Korea : Streets
Credits: spencer mccall
Date of Work: 01/02/17 - 10/30/18
Updated: 11/08/18
Location: South Korea
Korea: Streets is my first volume of photographs of South Korea, taken between 2005 and 2012. These photographs explore the beauty of daily life in South Korea and will be published as a book by the same name in 2019. This first series is presented in black and white with a second series to follow in color.

The juxtaposition between old and new, decay and renewal, modern versus tradition, fascinated me and it shows in the choices I made with the camera. Every city street and rural pathway I walked down seemed to have its own major, ongoing infrastructure project. The sleepy, forgotten suburb of Gwanjeodong, sandwiched in-between rice fields and mountains on the border of Daejeon City, was transforming its thoroughfares into four-lane freeways and beginning preparation for a new subway system in 2005. Between 2010-2013 the burgeoning suburb of Chilgok 3 in Daegu was dominated by the construction of the city's first monorail, not to mention a new, large shopping center and cineplex.  

I was very fortunate to experience so much of the country in the seven years I traveled and lived there.  So this is simply my take on a country I once called home. This is my Korea.

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