KOO Bohnchang

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KOO Bohnchang

Born in Seoul, in 1953, the city where he lives and works. He studied Business Administration in Korea and, later, Photography, in Germany.
He has utilized various methods to express his keen sensitivity and delicate sensibility. In the subject matters, which range from nature and daily life to national treasures, he's revealed a refined beauty in the things that have disappeared-a regretful gaze.
His works have been exhibited in over 40 solo exhibitions and are in numerous public collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Fine art, Houston; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; Musée Guimet, Paris; British Museum, London; the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.

Silent Weapons
War not only inflicts physical damage to cities and nature, but also deeper injuries to humans.
The 101 year old mother who trembles, "I still believe that my son is not dead." She reminds us of undying maternal love, the most fundamental nostalgia of mankind. While shooting the items used during the Korean War in the War Memorial, I tried to recall the horrors and tragedies of war through the weapons that kept silence in the gray background

KOO
Bohnchang

100 PHOTOGRAPHERS100 PHOTOGRAPHERS Describing Tokyo Scapes

私たちの居場所、
東京の価値や存在を
写真を通して、
いま考える。

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