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Wishing list February Event: Photography exhibits brighten winter days

As the cold weather continues in Seoul, there’s no better way to warm up by catching one of the many photo exhibitions in town. Right now, there’s several major exhibits by photographers from around the world.

*Robert Delpire & Friends
Hangaram Art Museum in Seoul is hosting the “Robert Delpire & Friends” photo exhibition until February 27. Robert Delpire has been one of the most important people in French photography in the modern era, not just for his own personal photography, but also for his role as a publisher and curator. The exhibit is a retrospective of Delpire’s 60-year career in the arts, including his own works and those of the many photographers whose careers took off thanks to his work both behind the lens and in the gallery.


Robert Delpire and works from the exhibition “Robert Delpire and Friends” (Photo from the official website)

In addition to Delpire’s work, the exhibit features 185 photos by 50 artists, 150 photobooks and four short films. The artists include some of the best-known photographers of the 20th century, such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, Josef Koudelka, and Sarah Moon.

Photos from the “Robert Delpire & Friends” exhibition (Photo from the official website)

The exhibit is divided into four sections: One for Delpire’s works, another featuring some of the most famous photographs taken by the photographers he helped, another focusing on photography books, and a video installation area.

*Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs
From Feb. 9 to 22, visitors to the Mokpo Culture & Arts Center will be able to enjoy “Capture the Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs.”

Photos from the “The Pulitzer Prize Photographs” exhibition (Photo from the official website)

This exhibit, curated annually by the Newseum in Washington D.C., features 145 award-winning photographs from 1942 to 2010. The Pulitzer Prize is a awards excellence in journalism, literature and musical composition. Prizes are awarded yearly in twenty-one categories, including “Breaking News Photography” and “Feature Photography.”

*A Revolutionary Lens, KORDA
Cuban photographer Alberto Korda, best known for his iconic photograph of Che Guevara, is the subject of “A Revolutionary Lens, KORDA” at Coex Mall in Seoul until March 1.
Photo of Alberto Korda and his work (Photo from the official website)

Korda is best known for his work during the Cuban Revolution and for his underwater photography, which sensitively and beautifully portrayed the natural, political, and social sides of Cuba.

Photos from the “A Revolutionary Lens, KORDA” exhibition(Photo from the official website)

PS: source korea.net

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