STEIDL X STRAND: Jongwoo Park: DMZ: Demilitarized Zone of Korea
Wednesday November 29: 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Steidl Week continues as Jongwoo Park discusses his new book DMZ: Demilitarized Zone of Korea with Sara Rosen, followed by a signing!
This book is Jongwoo Park’s photo-documentation of the Demilitarized Zone or DMZ of Korea, the strip of land dividing North and South Korea. About 154 miles long, 3 miles wide, and 37 miles from Seoul, this buffer zone between the two countries is, despite its name, one of the most militarized borders in the world.
Join us in the Rare Book Room as Jongwoo Park launches DMZ: Demilitarized Zone of Korea!
Park Jongwoo was born in Seoul in 1958 and practices in the media of documentary photography and video. From 1983 to 1995 he worked for the Korea Times, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times as a photojournalist. Jongwoo’s independent projects focus on documenting vanishing cultures and minority tribes, including a two-decade project on the Himalayan ranges.
Sara Rosen is a New York-based journalist who has written for Dazed, Vogue, L’Uomo Vogue, Whitewall, The Undefeated, and Aperture, as well as books by Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, Arlene Gottfried, and Allan Tannenbaum.