Sooyeun Ahn | New York NY, USA

Short bio…

Sooyeun Ahn was born and raised in Seoul, Korea where she worked as a writer for 10 years before moving to Japan to study photography at the Tokyo Polytechnic University. After spending two years in Japan, Ahn moved to New York City in 2008 to attend the International Center of Photography’s Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program. Ahn’s photography has been exhibited at the ICP’s Education Gallery, Chelsea West Gallery, 25 CPW Gallery in New York, PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont.

You shoot film because…

From the first moment of photography, I started to shoot in film. To me, film shooting is more about photography itself. Every proccess of film shooting makes me contemplate sincerely about my photography. It’s more innate and natural to me. I’m more comfortable with the speed and results of film shooting.

Your photography feels like…

My photography is like short writing or poem about space and time in between me and my object. I feel like to create one map about my theme. Every images are pieces of big puzzle. I quest and sniff in exploring my photographing behavior. I am very excited and wondered to encounter the last scene of my project as an accomplished map. It’s more like everyday life’s journal. Journal can be humble and banal. But it can be history with accumulation of time.

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