Youngho Kang

Photographer
    
But her face
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Nationality: Korean
Biography: 대학에서 불문학을 전공한 그는, 20대 후반 우연한 계기로 사진에 대한 재능을 발견했다. 테크닉 면에서는 다소 미흡했지만, 대상과의 인터뷰를 통해 인물의 숨겨진 표정을 끌어내는 커뮤니케이션 능력과, 한 장의 사진에 스토리를 담아내는 문학적 감각, 그리고 음악을 틀어놓고 마치 춤을 추듯 사진을 찍는, 공연과 같은 작업방식으로 얻은, ‘춤추는 사진작가’라는 독특한 별명은, 비교적 이른 나이에 상업 사진가로서의 성공을... MORE
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But her face
Copyright Youngho Kang 2022
Updated Nov 2018
Location South Korea
Topics Documentary, Politics, South Korea

But her face


I had a chance to make documentary pictures for Geunhye Park’s campaign of election in 2011, who was Korea's first female president. In my case, I took her pictures mainly from the back. Because, I wanted to know her view-point, show her reflection in the public’s expressions. I thought the public are her mirror. In the end, she could be the president. But unfortunately she has been impeached by the people in 2017. From 2016 the public had realized that themselves were not her mirror any more, Which means she had not focus on the public, and pursue to maintain personal things. So her appearance from the back with hairstyle became her representative image to a lots of people. 2017, I could take her facade in a news. And I could help asking to ourselves if our expectation is always reasonable. I thought we tend to trust our expectation and desire as the truth. But her face is…

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