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Shin Woong-jae(신웅재), a New York based photojournalist, was born in Seoul, South Korea. He majored Linguistics and also studied Semiotics in Korea University in Seoul, South Korea. After ten...
I'm excited to announce that a documentary photo book which I contributed to just got published. The book "Where Were You on That Day", which is produced by ten prominent South Korean photojournalists and one Japanese historian based in Seoul, chronicles the impeached and ousted president Park Geun-hye's regime from the moment of impeachment to the moment of winning an election. I guarantee you that this book is a great reference about the political and social landscape of South Korea. Social injustice, human rights, labor rights, violence of government authority, Sewol Ferry disaster... it's full package. Along with the publication, the photo exhibition from the book is on going in the heart of Seoul. Please come by 류가헌 Ryu Ga Heon located quite close to 청와대 The Blue House, the South Korean President's residence which is empty now, obviously, to appreciate simple yet strong array of images. For last but not least, I'm so humbled and honored to work with great colleagues in a historical period of time. Kudos to all of them.
It's a great privilege to have my works featured in GQ magazine particularly for their anniversary March issue. GQ Korea is more than a fashion-life style magazine. It does care about society, diversity and social issues and delivers various vocies to their readers. I appreciate GQ for dealing with these 'dark', 'depressing' 'photojournalism' work of mine. I'm very much honored.
I'm thrilled and overwhelmed to announce that my long term project "From Sand to Ash", a reportage about human consequences and environmental destruction by electronic industry got selected as an Honorable Mention in SDN Call for Entries on Documenting What Matters. I do appreciate my mentors, friends and colleagues for encouraging and supporting me to continue this project. Particularly, I would like to thank Gary M Knight, Ed Kashi, Alison Morley, Marcel Saba, James Estrin, James B Wellford, Mike Kamber, Liza Faktor, Namhun Sung and Eugene Richards for mentoring me to trust myself and to produce this project. I'm one damn lucky photographer on the planet today. I will take great responsibility on my project more than ever. 감사합니다!
It’s a belated posting but Samsung semiconductor factory victims story which I’ve been working on got featured on Sisa-In’s 2016 year end issue. Nothing to celebrate here. The victims’ situation hasn’t got any better.
(Sisa-IN is the most influential weekly news magazine in South Korea. It's great honor to be featured in the magazine for South Korean as a photojournalist. The article is only in Korean, though.)
Last Summer, I had a great opportunity to share my long term project at Photo Brigade hosted by Elizabeth Griffin. It helped me to push the project forward in better way. After a year, thanks to my good friend and colleague Robert Caplin, I had a great privilege to present my works and vision at one of the greatest format in photo community again. This event provided me a good opportunity to look through my works so far, to cultivate my commitment and to recharge myself. I hope my conversation with Robert would inspire you in some degree. Enjoy.
My latest assignment for Washington Post. For past two days, I covered U.S. Army military drills, and this is the story about one of them. "Wounded" soldiers evacuation and medical operation drill. Enjoy the story by Anna Fifield. I appreciate Nick Kirkpatrick for great edit and layout.
I was hosted by Photo Brigade to present my work at their podcast show in New York. Thanks to Robert Caplin of Photo Brigade and Elizabeth Griffin, a photo editor of Esquire, I had awesome experience to sharing my work with great audiences. Please enjoy the show.