In 2016, my personal documentary photography work, The New Cathedrals was included in the 15th Donggang International Photo Festival in Yeongwul, South Korea. Exhibited under the Heaven on Earth section where it showcased works with a theme under Faith and Religion by selected photographers around the world.
Although my personal documentary works have been exhibited in other photography festival before, it was only the second time that I was personally there at the venue. The first one was Photoquai (2013) in Paris, France.
Donggang International Photo Festival
Started in 2022:
…is a representative photo festival with a wide range of participants, such as photography enthusiasts, national and international photographers, and the residents of Yeongwol, Gangwon-do. The festival is comprised of the Main Exhibition, DongGang Photography Award Exhibition, International Open Call, Photojournalists Exhibition, Gangwon Province Photographers Exhibition, Yeongwol County Photographers Exhibition, Elementary School Photo Diary Exhibition, Street Installation Exhibition and Workshop– from the festival website.
The organizers sponsored this trip. It’s also a great experience to be there as I got to meet other featured photographers, well of course, travel to a new country as well as see other photography works on exhibit.
Thanx to this invitation, I was able to travel for the first time to South Korea. 🙂