A festival of photos illustrating yesteryear and modern day Seoul has kicked off in key areas around the city, Seoul City announced.
The 2010 Seoul Photo Festival, the first event of its kind, features as many as 700 photographs of the Korean capital. The event, themed “Returning Seoul to Seoul,” kicked off on Dec. 20 and will run until Jan. 31 at the Seoul Museum of Art, the annex building of Gyeonghuigung (Palace), the annex building of Nam Seoul, and the Seoul Museum of History.
The 2010 Seoul Photo Festival features images of the nation’s capital from terrestrial and underground perspectives. Another photo exhibition focuses on the citizens of Seoul from recent history to the present. About 1,000 volumes of photo books make up the photo library. A photography lecture offers visitors the chance to enjoy the images with greater insight and understanding, Seoul City said.
The 2010 Seoul Photo Festival is free. The annex building of Gyeonghuigung (Palace) at the Seoul Museum of Art is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nam Seoul is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. All the photo festival galleries, however, are closed every Monday and will be closed on Jan. 1, 2011.