solitude in the city

Companyfreelancer
PhotographerHYUNWOO KIM
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

These photos focus on the solitude facing society today. One day I suddenly felt a sense of analogue, looking at the steam of New York. So I looked at New York with a new perspective and I caught sight of people passing over water steam in the street. And at that moment, I got the loneliness of the city with my inspiration. Although I am not living in New York, I have found New York many times, so I could see New York with a new perspective. I was able to make a photo essay about this loneliness too. Why do urban people loneliness? Although loneliness is often defined as an ostracized by others, The loneliness of urban life is a distancing from other people rather than being bullied. I think the loneliness of urban life is the nostalgia for the hometown and the distance of relationship with others.

Story

solitude in the city. These photos focus on the solitude facing society today. One day I suddenly felt a sense of analogue, looking at the steam of New York. So I looked at New York with a new perspective and I caught sight of people passing over water steam in the street. And at that moment, I got the loneliness of the city with my inspiration. I can emphasize that more solitude through facial expressions and movements of people who walking in the smoke. Although I am not living in New York, I have found New York many times, so I could see New York with a new perspective. I was able to make a photo essay about this loneliness too. Finally, I continue to ask myself these questions. Why do urban people loneliness? Although loneliness is often defined as an ostracized by others, The loneliness of urban life is a distancing from other people rather than being bullied. I think the loneliness of urban life is the nostalgia for the hometown and the distance of relationship with others.

About Photographer

I was born in Korea, in 1981, and currently lives in Seoul working as documentary & street photographer and as art director in advertising.  also as a leica Korea M10 ambassador. I'm working on a documentary I especially like street photos. because I found my identity through street photography, and I will continue to do so.