Seok-Woo Song

Wandering, Wondering

Wandering, Wondering is a story about all of us, as we grow up, become socialized, and learn to live in a systematic social structure. No one suppresses us or forces us to do anything. Without looking back, we pursue our dreams and ideals, living in harmony with the natural passage of time, a familiar flow.
We see in this story young people in their 20s who have difficulty adapting to a rapidly changing world. For the artist, the photo shoot served as a reminder of his youth, of the familiar daily life of his own 20s.
I hope that everyone who encounters this work, seeing these young people struggling to come to terms with society, will recall their own past, and think with compassion about the future that awaits us.

Seok-Woo Song (b. 1993) earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in the Department of Photography and Media of Daegu Arts University, and his MFA in the Department of Photographic Design of Hongik University Graduate School of Industrial Arts. He is currently working on an MFA in the Department of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts of Korea National University of Arts in Seoul, while teaching photography at Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts.
Major awards include the CRITICAL MASS 2022 TOP 50 (Photolucida, USA, 2022); 23rd Gwangju Shinsegae Art Festival Selected Artist (Shinsegae Gallery, Korea, 2022); Winner, 8th Singapore International Photography Festival Open Call Showcase 2022, Portfolio Artists division (SIPF, Singapore, 2022); Excellent Portfolio, 6th Busan International Photo Festival Portfolio Review (BIPF, Korea, 2022); Finalist, 2nd Banshan Photography Award (BPA, Japan, 2022); and Winner, 18th Photography Criticism Awards (Steering Committee, Korea, 2021).
Song’s works are held in the collections of DECK Contemporary Art Photography Centre, Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre Ploshchad Mira, Busan Museum of Art, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art Museum, and other museums.

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