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Post-Border Line
Photography by Jinhyun Cha

 

I’m trying to reinterpret the true identity of Korea, the world’s only divided nation, and the boundaries of ideologies through my work. I hope to reveal how the legacy deviated from the war, became mystified and how the war products turned into cultural or political capitals. I want my work to show how so many different groups have coexisted under the absurd system that demands self-sacrifice for the greater good, such as those who lost the loved ones during the war, dispersed families due to the truce, as well as North Korean refugees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Korea is a nation that most quickly overcame the aftermath of the civil war, and guarantees liberty and equality based on democracy. However, I’d like to speak about the other side of this country as revealing immanent ongoing wars and how they have been consumed and propagandized. We are living in the world where innocent war victims are treated like extras in a film. Standing on the 155 mile long border of this only divided nation, I hope to show the calamity caused by ideological conflicts and boundaries between remembrance and forgetfulness.

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Post-Border Line
Photography by Jinhyun Cha

 

I’m trying to reinterpret the true identity of Korea, the world’s only divided nation, and the boundaries of ideologies through my work. I hope to reveal how the legacy deviated from the war, became mystified and how the war products turned into cultural or political capitals. I want my work to show how so many different groups have coexisted under the absurd system that demands self-sacrifice for the greater good, such as those who lost the loved ones during the war, dispersed families due to the truce, as well as North Korean refugees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Korea is a nation that most quickly overcame the aftermath of the civil war, and guarantees liberty and equality based on democracy. However, I’d like to speak about the other side of this country as revealing immanent ongoing wars and how they have been consumed and propagandized. We are living in the world where innocent war victims are treated like extras in a film. Standing on the 155 mile long border of this only divided nation, I hope to show the calamity caused by ideological conflicts and boundaries between remembrance and forgetfulness.