Photo Essays


Lock Your Love Along a Romantic Pilgrimage

Photo by Taylor Ha.

Photos by Taylor Ha & Jessica Chin
N Seoul Tower is home to hundreds of “locks of love,” symbolic of eternal romance. Located at the highest point in Seoul at 2,540 feet high, the locks are home to one of Seoul’s most iconic tourist destinations. Continue reading

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For Two Years, Sewol Ferry Tragedy Remains Unsolved

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Photos by Taylor Ha
Koreans petition the government to atone for the failed rescue attempt of the Sewol Ferry, a boat that sank in 2014 and brought down more than 300 lives with it. Continue reading

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Gwangjang, a 100-Year-Old Market, Continues to Thrive

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Photos by Taylor Ha
Opened in 1905, being one of the oldest and largest traditional markets in South Korea, Gwangjang Market is continues to thrive as a popular tourist destination today. Continue reading

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Ancient Korean Folk Opera Lives on

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Photo essay and video slide show
By Taylor Ha & Jessica Chin & Kyle Barr
Sori Maru, a pansori club, performs outside Dadamaeddeul Tea House in Seoul, South Korea. Continue reading

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Weekly ‘Comfort Women’ Protest at Japan Embassy in Seoul in its 24th Year

A demonstration leader leads the crowd in a “fighting” cheer in preparation for this week’s demonstration

Photos by Jessica Chin
Every Wednesday since January 8th,1992, people of all ages sit in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul to demand the Japanese government’s full recognition and reconciliation of the forced sexual slavery of thousands of women during World War II. Continue reading

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Korean Children at Gwanghwamun Square

Photo by Taylor Ha.

Photos by Taylor Ha
During a normal, sunny afternoon at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul, South Korean children caper through jets of water. From their innocent, cheerful faces and laughter, you almost feel like you were at Central Park in New York City. Continue reading

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