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An Accidental Photographer: Seoul 1969

Photography Exhibition Opening Lecture

Photographs by U-M alumna Margaret Condon Taylor on view from Dec 7th to Jan 12, at the Insititute for Humanities.

Join the Nam Center in celebrating this exhibit with an opening lecture and artist Q&A on Dec 8

A contextual lecture on the 1960's in Korea will be given by Se-Mi Oh. followed by an artist and curator Q&A with Dr. Taylor and Profs. David Chung and Youngju Ryu.

Doors open at 11:30. Lunch will be provided.

Taylor received her B.A. in English from Cornell University and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Michigan. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Seoul in 1969, she photographed the changing scenes of ordinary Korean life in a rapidly modernizing society marked by the authoritarian regime of the dictator Park Chung-Hee. Her photographs capture everyday Koreans at work and play in and around the bustling capital city of Seoul.  

Photographs selected in collaboration with Associate Professor Youngju Ryu, Asian Languages and Cultures and Professor David Chung, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design.

This exhibition and opening is made possible by the Institute for the Humanities and the Nam Center for Korean Studies with the generous support of the Friends of Korea. The Nam Center is celebrating its tenth anniversary and would like to thank Amanda Krugliak for her support.