Our first issue of Korea Photo Review also features contributions from nine photographers in our “Reader’s Gallery.” They are: Ken Shin, Wynsum Foreman, Ali Safavi, Michael Kennedy, AC Parsons, Edward Rivera, 황준희, Eugene Lee, and Lidija Baard.
Title: Bus Shelters of Chungcheongnam-do
Bus shelters. An ordinary everyday structure people take for granted. Some are made with traditional materials such as wood, bricks and mortar. Others are assembled together with prefabricated parts of glass and metal. On their own, they’re just man-made objects to keep people out of the elements. If one is damaged, another one will simply take its place. People never take a second look at them. Neither do they think of them as special. But they have a place in people’s subconscious; a sense of familiarity, a sense of origin, a sense of belonging. Bus shelters represent where you’re from; the starting point of your journey in the morning and the final destination in the evening. Bus shelters are a communal area. It’s a place where people come together to talk about their day, how their families are, and to share their happiness and sorrows. It also symbolizes the community where you grow up as a kid taking the bus to school and eventually to the outside world. Nevertheless, there is always that sense of belonging when you come back, the community where you grew up in, where you met new friends and said goodbye.
Bio: Jackson Hung is a freelance photographer based in Hong Kong. His work has been featured in the Toronto Urban Photography Festival, Seoul Photo & Imaging, PIK – Photographers in Korea magazine as well as an honorable mention in National Geographic Photo Contest 2015. He was also part of the jury for the Toronto Urban Photography Festival (TUPF) 2016.
You can see all the bus shelters from Jackson Hung’s project in the first issue of Korea Photo Review due out in JULY!
Editor’s Showcase: Dotan Saguy
Ordinarily a “black and white photographer”, Dotan took these color photographs during a short 3-day assignment for National Geographic and the City of Seoul in early September 2016. It was Dotan’s very first trip to Asia and as such reflect fresh eye of a complete outsider marveling at colorful street scenes that Korean natives might take for granted.
Bio: Dotan Saguy was born in a small kibbutz five miles south of Israel’s Lebanese border. He grew-up in a diverse working class Parisian suburb, lived in Lower Manhattan during 9/11 and moved to Los Angeles in 2003.
In 2015 Dotan decided to focus on his lifelong passion for photography after a successful career as a high-tech entrepreneur. Since then Dotan attended the Eddie Adams Workshop, the Missouri Photo Workshop and studied photojournalism at Santa Monica College.
Dotan’s work has been published by National Geographic, PDN, Leica Fotografie International, ABC News, has been exhibited in several galleries across Los Angeles and has been awarded 1st place photo story from the nationwide Journalism Association of Community Colleges in 2016 and an honorable mention in the National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Award 2016.
Dotan is currently working on several ground-breaking long term projects including an in-depth photo essay about the culture of Venice Beach and a photo documentary about the journey of people coming out of homelessness. Dotan lives in West Los Angeles with his wife and two children.