The Seoul Subway Photographed by Gloria Chung

Gloria Chung is a freelance photographer in New York. She completed the one-year certificate program at the International Center of Photography in 2002 (General Studies) and has a BA in Cultural Anthropology and an MA in Social Sciences. Currently she is signed with Onimage, a photo stock agency based in London.

Gloria Chung

  • is that seoul??

  • Korean

    I live in Seoul. (My English is bad… sorry^^;;)
    These pictures might be taken at the stations of subeay line no.3 in Seoul.
    Seeing these pix, I have a little strange feeling.
    These are very common scene which I meet daily, so they are nothing special to me.
    However, in the “frame” of Photography, they suggest other people’s point of view and make me think routines differently.
    Particularly, first picture and third picture are special.
    Even Koreans consider the artificially cave-shaped(?) interior of “Chungmuro” station as a amazing design.
    For 20 years, I just pass this interesting feauture by nothing much every day.
    But now I think about the view of foreigners and rural people who doens’t use subway.
    I also reminisce about the first time when I take a subway train in my early childhood.
    Finally I think about the power of photography.

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