Lives and works in Seoul, Korea.
“Once an image is engraved into our minds or brains, we keep reproducing it again and again. I felt like it is a process of getting to know myself. This does not mean that my perspective remains in the past though. Time passes and I also change and grow. Based on this, the frames at this moment are filtered. These are expressed in pictures as a way I see the world. The experiences from my past are the filters of my eyes and heart. When I look at an object and try to interpret it, it is interpreted and portrayed newly in this world.” (Interview from VM Space)
Continue reading Photo Series #13: Interiors by Koo Bohnchang
(b. 1978, Grahamstown, South Africa)
“I cannot produce a photograph without some sort of connection, however brief, with the person that I am photographing. The people in Coronation Park, for example, were squatters, and I lived with them for a week in order to really immerse myself. I cannot create an image out of nothing: getting to know them is important, as is the character of the person, how they interact with one another, and that is only possible once they are at ease. It is at that moment that something happens. I love it when I miss something, when the subjects react and bring me a little closer to their lives. In this way a sort of magic is created. The portraits are taken from forward facing positions, which is very important for me.” (Interview from the Art Media Agency)
Continue reading Photo Series #4: White Africans by Katharine Cooper