“Photography in Asia” collects diverse materials documenting the modern and contemporary history of photography in Asia. Photos documenting the changes of urban and architectural environments, commercial photos reflecting the popular culture of the times, news photos recording various scenes of historical events, and other photos capturing the moments of daily life are displayed to show the turbulent history of the modern and contemporary histories of Asia.
Exhibited works include photos by Kim Hanyong, one of the representative photographers of Korean commercial photography of the 1970s and 1980s; Kang Bong Kyu, who has been recording the traditional culture of Gwangju; Lee Kyung- Mo, who captured the dynamic sites of modern and contemporary Korea in his new photos; and Kim Ki-Chan, portraying scenes from our daily life. In addition, the works by the contemporary photographers Lee Jeong Lok, Jeon Jae Hong, and Jo Choonman are the results of long-term projects of recording the processes of urbanization and modernization in Korea. The ACC Archive & Research creates photography and photographer’s oral archive of senior photographers such as Kim Hanyong, Kang Bong Kyu, Lim Chung-eui, Cheung Jung Hoi. Their vivid statements about the history of their times are presented to the public along with video materials. Photography in Asia will continue to show unique histories of different Asian countries through the medium of photography.