Sanghyuk Yoon is a fine art photographer who was born in 1983 in Busan, South Korea, and is based in New York City. He holds a BA in Chinese from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (2011) and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in Photography, Video, and Related Media (2014). Sanghyuk’s work has been exhibited in Seoul, Korea, Cambridge, England, and New York City. He received a Chairman’s Grant from the School of Visual Arts and was selected as a winner of the annual contest of Photo District Magazine in 2013. Additionally, Sanghyuk’s work was featured in The New Yorker Photo Booth in 2014.
I would like to raise questions about territories between culture and nature. I have an impression that we human beings dig up the ground and construct our own world for ourselves, not for animals, plants and Mother Nature. I believe that the earth has been re-imagined and reconstituted based on human desire and needs. But how do animals and plants fit into or accept this situation and space? They may embrace this new world as their environment, but spaces built by humans desire recreate nature and strip it of its true character. This project originated in sympathy towards nature.
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