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Jaekyoung Kim
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Jaekyoung Kim
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Location: Bondi Beach Promenade Queen Elizabeth Drive Bondi Beach NSW 2026 Australia
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Entry Fee: Free
Genres: Street photography

Every problem eventually comes to the surface; nothing has revealed that more than the COVID-19 pandemic as it collides with South Korean society. Through this project, I discovered the virus didn’t cause these problems – they have always existed and been ignored until now.

Intangible defence mechanisms such as vigilance, division, discrimination, and hatred have now gained a legitimate justification while hiding behind the safety of a mask. The social and psychological distance brought by a thin mask was quickly replaced with new virtues: ‘non-face-to-face’, ‘non-contact’, and ‘A New Normal’.

The naked truth of reality is invisible but must be faced. The expressionless faces covered by masks have become our representative portrait of this era.

 

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Jaekyoung Kim is an internationally award-winning street and documentary photographer based in South Korea.

This event has concluded
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Location: Bondi Beach Promenade Queen Elizabeth Drive Bondi Beach NSW 2026 Australia
Hours:
Entry Fee: Free
Genres: Street photography

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