Shinwook Kim

What meanings are contained within a family photograph? Shinwook Kim has explored this question, examining the aspirations and dreams versus the harsh realities of loss and hardship experienced by his own family in South Korea.

By photographing images of his family that were projected onto an ice wall, his work conveys the transitory nature of family life and poses questions about the permanence and meaning of the family in modern society.

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The Family Picture,




Shinwook Kim completed an MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art, 2014. Exhibitions include: UNSEEN PHOTO FAIR, Amsterdam, 2014, Night Break, MOKSPACE, London, 2013. He was awarded winner of “The British Institution Awards”, Royal Academy of Art, London and Photography criticism award, Photo Space, S. Korea in 2013.