Exhibition: 25 Aug – 20 Oct 2018
MOPS - The Museum of Photography Seoul
14, Wiryeseong-daero, Songpa-gu
Mon-Fri 10-19, Thu, 10-21, Sat 11-18:30, Sun closed
Born in 1960 in Seoul, PARK Ki-Ho moved to the United States as a child and studied photography at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 1986. After returning back to Korea in 1987, he worked for various international magazines including Time, Business Week, Fortune and Forbes, and operated a very successful commercial photography. In 2007, he had his first private exhibition called Photography & Texture which was a combination of large photographic prints with three dimensional objects. After his one show, he went back to RISD to earn his master's degree. His thesis project Everything Must Go, a documentation of empty storefronts across the U.S. during the 2008 financial crisis, was exhibited in New York, and in Boston. After returning back to Seoul, with his newly attained sensibility of empty storefronts, he began documenting deserted old towns that were about to be demolished for new townhouse projects. They were exhibited in France at Richelieu under the title What We Left Behind in 2016. Currently he teaches at Yonsei University Songdo International Campus and Graduate School.