A Eulogy for the Past

PhotographerLyanne Park
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountrySeoul, Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
Photo Date2016/5/03
Technical InfoGelatin Silver Print
Entry Description

To me, it seems as if one’s shoes symbolize his journey through life. Employing such symbolic meaning for the shoes, I wanted to express in my photograph one’s journey out of the past that is stained by painful memories. The Korean traditional woman’s shoes, which I wore on my wedding day, was used in the photograph to represent my own search for direction, slowly and laboriously moving away from the sea of grief for the shattered heart and move towards the shore, where one can finally attempt to build something up again.