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  • 「2016 Seoul Photo Festival」 Set to Take Place

  • Culture & Tourism news SMG 7011

    Seoul Metropolitan Government will hold the「2016 Seoul Photo Festival」 for the entire month of November in 2016. The 2016 Seoul Photo Festival will reflect on the meaning of Seoul as a city of the future. Seoul has achieved rapid economic growth in last half century, and has become a “metropolis” where various cultures and lives co-exist. The photo festival focuses on issues that today’s city-dwellers face, such as “immigration”, “boundaries”, “community”, and “urban society.”

    To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the “dispatching of Korean nurses to Germany”, a special exhibition will be held at Seoul Metropolitan Library. Visitors can see records of the dramatic lives of three women who were dispatched to Germany as nurses in the 1970s and lived there for 50 years as Berlin citizens, showing how the women moved between borders and cultures.

    In particular, this year’s festival will expand the number of exhibition places across Seoul, so that citizens have more opportunities to see the festival. The exhibitions will be held at Mullae Arts Village and Seoul Innovation Park, as well as in places where previous exhibitions took place, such as Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul Citizens Hall, and Seoul Metropolitan Library.

    ‣ Admission fee: free
    ‣ Location: Buk Seoul Museum of Art
    ‣ Period: Nov. 1st (Tue) to 30th (Wed)
    ‣ Operating hour: 10:00 to 20:00 (10:00 to 18:00 on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays) ※ Closed on Mondays
    ‣ Inquiry: 82-2-706-6751
    ‣ Website: www.seoulphotofestival.com

    Major work

    〈City stroller〉

    〈Memory and Traces〉

    〈The Song of Wind〉