The photography of Park Hong-Chun

March 28, 2014

Park Hong-Chun is an internationally renowned Korean photographer. His images eloquently describe human experience and the passing of time yet the photographs are devoid of humans. A series of long exposures from the front of a car window shows blurred greenery mushing together with the long lines on concrete; this is more akin to how people remember their experiences than a crisp photograph. His project within a huge carnival environment is stunning; the long exposures express elapsed time and the rush of humans within this form of entertainment. The rides whirl around into an unintellible blur and humans are similarly colored blobs which are reduced to a few pair of shoes shuffling away while the only thing remaining still is a tree planted among the concrete. Hong-Chun shows how we remember experiences through his long exposures of environments, which humans populate. 

text written by Cole Tracy