Seunggu Kim • Better Days
Hello, My name is Seunggu Kim. I am a photographer who lives and works in Seoul, South Korea. I majored in photography in SM university and studied visual art at Korea National University of Arts. I would like to describe how we are living. I thought photography could show our ‘real world’. I wanted to balance the unnatural elements in the rectangle frame and describe that we are getting used to the social ironies of reality.
Korea has been developed rapidly over 40 years, which caused a lot of social ironies. One of the ironies is long working hours with very short period of break. During vacation, Koreans try their best to enjoy it, but due to lack of time to travel, they spend time mostly around the city. Therefore, the leisure places around Seoul and suburb try to make something interesting to entertain their customers. By doing so, all of the western and Korean cultures are mixed together. My series Better Days describes Korean spectacles from the way they enjoy their short break.