Photographer focuses on helping women in pain 2014/07/26, Source,
A photo of Jean Jung, also known as Jung Eun-jin, who has been photographing the struggle of women who have been sexually abused in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. By Kwon Hyeok-jae
Korean photographer Jean Jung grew up listening to the painful stories of comfort women who were sexually abused by the Japanese military during World War II. The 44-year-old freelancer has now made it her initiative to travel to commiserate with abused women outside of Korea to stop such tragedies from being repeated,...More
Indie music returns to its seaside roots 2014/07/19, Source,
Korea's largest port city Busan gets musical when the sun goes down. Sound Palette sings at a temporary stage on Gwanganlli Beach. By Kwon Hyeok-jae
Over the past couple of years, Busan, the nation's biggest port city, has experienced an immense expansion of its indie music industry. Some people even say that terms like "resurrection" and "inspirational" best describe what's going on in the coastal city's music business at the moment. "Right now, Busan is the new starting point [for indie musicians], where everything gets reorganized from its core", said vocalist Jang Hyun-jung from Busan-based indie band Ann,...More
At rap show, it's 'everybody's mike' 2014/02/25, Source,
Rookie rapper G-Fu performs in front of the crowd at P-Bro Sound Studio. By Kwon Hyeok-jae
Grasping a mike in his right hand, rookie hip-hop artist G-Fu took to the stage to showcase his freestyle rap on Feb. 9 at a crowded studio in Mangwon-dong, western Seoul. In rhymes and beats, the 23-year-old rapper started to tell his story while the DJ played. The crowd responded, shouting back the lyrics. There was no boundary between the stand and the stage. Sometimes, the rapper became the audience, and the audience became the rapper,...More
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