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Han Youngsoo – Art Busan

A successful commercial image-maker in his later years, Han Youngsoo (1933-1999) began his work in photography after he returned to Seoul from the frontlines of the Korean War (1950-1953).

Nodeulseom, Seoul, Korea 1956, 2018 Toned gelatin silver print 16×20inch 40.75x51 cm HY0053 ₩ 3,600,000 KRW

The city, like the rest of the country, was devastated and impoverished. “After the war, still covered with the soot of tragedy, I found myself in the middle of civic confusion,” Han later observed. “I was startled to find, however, the great determination of the human spirit to carry on with life—in a sense something simple and natural, but also … very profound.” In the ensuing years, Han captured the city and its surroundings with a passionate eye for form and narrative detail, documenting both its ancient ways of life and its dramatic transformation from war-torn metropolis to a prosperous modern society.

Ttukseom, Seoul, Korea 1956, 2018 Toned gelatin silver print 16 x 20 in 40.75 x 51 cm HY0024 ₩ 3,600,000 KRW
Ttukseom, Seoul, Korea 1956, Toned gelatin silver print 30 x 40 in 76.25 x 101.75 cm HY0026 ₩ 6,600,000 KRW
Nodeulseom, Seoul, Korea 1956, 2018 Toned gelatin silver print 16×20inch 40.75x51 cm HY0053 ₩ 3,600,000 KRW

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