TIFA 2023 Book / Documentary

Cha-Gyeong : Borrowed Scenery

  • Prize
    Gold in Book/Documentary
  • Photographer
    Dong-Wook Lee
  • Technical Info
    Visiting World Cultural Heritage Sites Every Week, Early In The Morning With Good Cameras
  • Photo Date
    2014 - 2021

This is the first book published from my "Korean cultural heritage" photo series from 2014 to 2021. In this book, I focused on the various aspects of Jongmyo Shrine and Changdeokgung Palace. As climate change and environmental pollution intensified day by day, my work, which I started as a hobby, became an eight-year documentary record. I wanted to share this book with more people, so I translated it into three languages: Korean, English, and Japanese. And I raised $21,000 in crowdfunding last year and published it as a photo book.

I'm an ordinary office worker in my early 40s who loves photography and writing. I've never learned photography at a professional educational institution, but I started photography by looking at and imitating a photo book of my favorite artists in the library. I respect the space where time has accumulated and what has passed.