Han Youngsoo

 
 
 

about

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). 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.

Bio/CV

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Exhibitions

 
FIVE   | June 22 - August 10, 2019 |  press release  |  catalogue

FIVE | June 22 - August 10, 2019 | press release | catalogue

HAN YOUNGSOO: PHOTOGRAPHS OF KOREA , 1956 – 1963  | Han Youngsoo | Sep. 22 - Nov. 21, 2018 |  press release  |  catalogue

HAN YOUNGSOO: PHOTOGRAPHS OF KOREA, 1956 – 1963 | Han Youngsoo | Sep. 22 - Nov. 21, 2018 | press release | catalogue