Better Days | by Photographer Seunggu Kim

Words and images ©  SEUNGGU KIM

Words and images © SEUNGGU KIM

Seunggu Kim has been living in south korea, while studying photography at Korea National University of Arts. FOR SOME TIME NOW, HE HAS BEEN FASCINATED BY STARK IRONIES THAT EXIST IN SOUTH KOREA—CULMINATING IN A series HE CALLS, “Better Days.”

South Korea has rapidly developed over the last 40 years, which has resulted in a few social ironies. One of the ironies being that long working hours is also accompanied with little time for breaks. During vacation, Koreans try their best to enjoy it; but due to a lack of time to travel, they spend time mostly around city. Therefore, places of leisure around Seoul and its surrounding areas try their best to provide various forms of entertainment for their customers. By doing so, all of the western and Korean cultures are mixed together. This series "Better Days" describes Korean spectacles from the way they enjoy their short break.

 
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