Primary clients: Journalism, media, education, non-profit
USA & Canada
Languages Spoken: English, French, Korean
Years of experience: 6 to 10
HEFAT certification? no
Taehoon Kim is a photographer and visual creative specialist based in Vancouver, B.C.
Born in South Korea, he immigrated to Canada when he was six. Taehoon graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with the full intention of pursuing a law degree, but rekindled his love of photography while teaching and travelling in Asia.
He applied on a whim to Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, somehow got in, and earned his M.A. in photojournalism. His master's project was a short film about a backyard wrestling federation (yes, you read that correctly!).
Currently, he is the visual media specialist at Capilano University in North Vancouver, B.C. Through photography, videography and creative direction, he produces visual stories showcasing the impact of education and non-profit institutions.
Taehoon began his career as a photojournalist, and still creates personal documentary work. He is a proud member of Diversify Photo
Bloomberg News, Buzzfeed News, Nature, Reuters, The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal