Arin Yoon is a Korean American independent photographer, visual artist, and arts educator based in the greater Kansas City area. Her work explores issues on the military, women, representation and identity. She lives on a military installation and...
I grew up hanging out in the back of my mom's dry cleaning store in suburban New Jersey. When we first moved to this area, we were one of just a handful of Korean families in our town. Over the years, this area has become a bustling Korean community. In this work I explore the community I grew up in during a tumultuous time in our family. My mom serves as a symbolic link to my Korean roots as well as to my notion of family. These images are a composite of her world and mine in this space of transition and in between.