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Meg Jackson Fox

Meg Jackson Fox is Director of the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry and Head of Education at the Smart Museum, University of Chicago. Prior to that, she served as Curator of Interdisciplinary and Community Practices at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona. Jackson Fox has contributed to publications, exhibitions, and lectures nationally and internationally, and her professional life has brought her to work in a variety of cultural scenes, including Berlin, Washington D.C., London, Memphis, Sarajevo, Mexico City, Phoenix and Tucson. Jackson Fox holds a PhD in Contemporary Art and Critical Theory from the University of Arizona; an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University, jointly convened with Sotheby’s Institute-London; and an MA in Modern European History from the University of Tennessee.

Gwon Doyeon

Gwon Doyeon summons fragments of memory into reality and reconstructs them into photographs, intersecting the objects that existed with the world we face now. He has held numerous solo exhibitions including Twinkle (Perigee Gallery, 2023); Nocturama (Gallery SoSo, 2022); SF (Gallery SoSo, 2020); Bukhansan (Galley Nook, 2019) and The Art of Shovel (KT&G Sangsangmadang, 2015). Gwon has also won the IL WOO Photograph Awards’ Publication Prize (2019) and the KT&G Korean Photographer’s Fellowship – Final Artist of the Year (2015), and was selected as a finalist for both the Sovereign Asian Art Prize (2021) and the British Journal of Photography’s “Ones to Watch” (2016). He has participated in the exhibitions such as International Discoveries V (FotoFest Biennial, 2015), Ones to Watch (PHotoESPAÑA, 2016), Encounter IV (Daegu Photo Biennale, 2021), and the Seoul Photo Festival (2011). Gwon’s works are collected in the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Seoul Museum of Art, and Goeun Museum of Photography.

Dr. Kim Jeehey

Dr. Kim Jeehey is an assistant professor in the art history program at the School of Art, University of Arizona. She earned a PhD in Art History at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She has been publishing on Korean photography, including her first book Photography and Korea. She has been writing on vernacular photographic practices and on documentary films and visual culture in relation to the Cold War and gender politics in East Asia. At the University of Arizona, she launched a series of symposia on Asian photography with the Center for Creative Photography in the Spring of 2022. She is currently working on her second book project on funerary use of portrait photography in East Asia.

Kim Namin

Kim Namin is a curator at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA). Educated in English Literature and Art History at Seoul National University (MA) and Curatorial Studies at the University of Toronto (MVS), she curated several exhibitions and public programs including Floating Hours: Moon is the Oldest Clock (traveling exhibition, Seoul; Sofia, Bulgaria; Prague; the Czech Republic, 2010), You Speak / I Dance (Toronto, 2015), Lesson ø (Seoul, 2017), Samcheongro 30 (Seoul, 2020), and What Do Museums Connect? – Museums in a Post-Pandemic World (Seoul, 2021). Kim was awarded Seoul National University Writing Prize (2006) for the sociological and historical analysis of Korean identification photography and Shinchunmunye in Art Criticism (2010). Researching, curating, and writing on modern and contemporary art and photography, she also served as a visiting scholar at New York University. Her major research areas include art and photography of Korean and Asian diaspora; art, poetics, and ethics; contemporary art, literature, and social change.

Kim Oksun

Kim Oksun studied education in college and pursued photography in graduate school. She received her doctoral degree in photography at Hongik University in 2020. Kim was selected to participate in the 2023 MMCA (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea) Residency Changdong and won awards such as the Publication Prize at the IL WOO Photograph Awards (2017); the DongGang Photography Award (2016); the Seco Photo Award (2010), and the Daum Prize (2007). She has held numerous solo exhibitions including Flatness of Things (Sungkok Art Museum, 2023), Walk the Line (Tsung-Yeh Arts and Cultural Center, 2020), Berlin Portraits (Atelier Hermès Seoul, 2019), and Museum of Innocence (Goeun Museum of Photography, 2016). Kim also participated in the exhibitions such as I Know Something about Love: Asian Contemporary Photography (Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, 2018), Visa for Thirteen (MoMA PS1, 2004), A Day for Counting Stars – The Story of You & Me (MMCA Cheongju, 2019) and Being Human—8 Scenes (Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, 2021). Kim’s works are collected in MMCA, Seoul Museum of Art, Museum Hanmi, KT&G Sangsangmadang, and Tokyo Photographic Art Museum.

Dr. Kim Youngmin

Kim Youngmin is a professor of Political Science at Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea. He holds Ph. D. from Harvard University in the intellectual history of East Asia. His major research areas include: East Asian intellectual history and political thought, with specializations in late imperial Chinese intellectual history, Korean intellectual history, and Neo-Confucianism. Before Kim joined Seoul National University he taught East Asian thought and culture at Bryn Mawr College. His publication includes A History of Chinese Political Thought and Woman and Confucianism in Chôson Korea. He is also working as an art critic.

Linde B. Lehtinen

Linde B. Lehtinen is responsible for The Huntington Library’s vast photography collection of over 800,000 images. She received her B.A. in art history from the University of Chicago and M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from the University of Wisconsin–Madison where she wrote her dissertation on American modernist photographer Paul Outerbridge. She has worked for several museums, including The Art Institute of Chicago, The Getty, the Skirball Cultural Center, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), where she co-curated the exhibition The Train: RFK’s Last Journey. Lehtinen’s research interests include Asian and Asian American photography, especially from the Philippines and its diaspora, photography of California and the West, and archives in contemporary art. She has published numerous articles and presents regularly on diverse topics ranging from histories of the photobook to decolonizing practices in photography.

Oh Heinkuhn

Oh Heinkuhn studied fine art photography and film in undergraduate and graduate schools. He won the DongGang Photography Award in 2011 and currently serves as a professor at the Department of Photographic Art, Kaywon University of Art & Design. His major solo exhibitions include Left Face (Art Sonje Center, 2022), Portraying Anxiety (La Chambre Gallery, 2016), Middlemen (Goeun Museum of Photography, 2012), and Cosmetic Girls (Kukje Gallery, 2008). He has also participated in numerous exhibitions including Checkpoint (Wolfsburg Museum of Arts, 2022); MaytoDay: Spring of Democracy (Asia Cultural Center, 2020); Negotiating Borders (Fiminco Foundation, 2020) and Chaotic Harmony (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2009; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 2010). Oh’s works are collected in National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Wolfsburg Museum of Arts and the Aaron M. Tighe Collection.

Dr. Park Pyungjong

Park Pyungjong is a research professor in Humanities Research Institute at the University of Chung-Ang University. After graduating from Chung-Ang University with a major in photography, he won a doctoral degree of aesthetics at the University of Paris X. He wrote books, such as Aesthetics of Traces, a book on aesthetic theories; Emulation in Photography, a book on photography history; Forerunners of Korean Photography, portrayals of Korean photographers; and Autogenous Force of Korean Photography, a collection of his critical reviews. He is currently lecturing on aesthetics and photography history at university, researching rudimentary theories on images and contemporary aesthetics. He endeavors to produce public-friendly writings, and engages in critical activities, concentrating on communication with artists.

Todd J. Tubutis

Todd J. Tubutis became director of the Center for Creative Photography in July 2023, after approximately four years serving as director of the Art Museum of West Virginia University. His previous positions include three years as associate director of the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and six years as executive director of Blue Sky Gallery, a nonprofit venue in Portland, Oregon, dedicated to international contemporary photography. He is also a former exhibition project director at the Field Museum in Chicago where he worked from 2001–2009. Tubutis has taught and conducted research in cultural and visual anthropology in the U.S., Canada, and Hungary, and has contributed articles and reviews to “Visual Anthropology,” “Exposure,” and “Time Out Chicago,” among other publications, and authored the foreword for artist Kyle Meyer’s monograph, “Interwoven,” published by Radius Books in 2020. Tubutis holds an MA in anthropology from the University of British Columbia and a BA in anthropology and museum studies from Beloit College.

Yoon JeongMee

Yoon JeongMee studied painting in college and pursued photo design and media in graduate school. She was awarded the DongGang Photography Award (2023), the IL WOO Photograph Awards’ Publication Prize(2018), the Sovereign Asian Art Prize (2011), the Daum Prize (2006), and the Sajinbipyong Award (1999). Yoon’s major solo exhibitions include the DongGang Photography Award Exhibition: Its Own Rays (DongGang International Photography Festival, 2023); Ilwoo Photography Award Exhibition: The Pink & Blue Project III (Ilwoo Space, 2018); Animal Companions (Lee Hwaik Gallery, 2015) and The Pink & Blue Project (Jenkins Johnson Gallery, 2009). She has also participated in numerous exhibitions including Contemporary Korean Photographs 1948–2008 (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Gwacheon, 2008); Memory and Oblivion: Reconstructing the Borders (Seoul Photo Festival, 2017) and Chaotic Harmony (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 2009; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 2010). Yoon’s works are collected in MMCA Art Bank; Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art; Seoul Museum of Art; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; the Johnson & Johnson Collection; and the Bronx Museum of the Arts.

Zhao Yechen (赵也尘)
Zhao Yechen (赵也尘) is Assistant Curator of Photography and Media at the Art Institute of Chicago and a visiting critic at the Yale School of Art. He received his PhD in art history from Stanford University in 2022. He is currently preparing a retrospective of the South African photographer David Goldblatt and an exhibition on orientalism in the Bauhaus. His writing has appeared in History of Photography and Aperture.
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