Hyperallergic – History always plays an important role in photography, often giving images greater significance as the decades roll by. As Susan Sontag wrote in On Photography: “To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.” Many of the great photographers of the past have been defined by their ability to capture a changing world: Eugene Atget documenting the last vestiges of a preindustrial Paris, August Sander capturing the faces of everyday Germans between the World Wars, Walker Evans illustrating the struggle of rural families during the Great Depression. This critical role is strongly at play in the life and work of Han Youngsoo. – read more

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