I am a Seoul-born photographer based in Minneapolis, MN, in my penultimate semester as an undergraduate in art and astrophysics.
I am currently working on a photographic portraiture series of mothers, particularly pregnant women and mothers of children between the ages of zero and five. This project probes reasons for hope in the modern world, amid the horrors of war, poverty, determinism of data science, and analytical evils. I photograph these particular groups because of their recent or current ability to conceive life, which counters death, and postmodernist pessimism. They are women who choose to bear children - a choice whose motivation often stems from a place deeper than the law of self-preservation. The questions I ask are: Why have kids today? How does having kids relate to, strengthen, or impact a woman’s worldview and life philosophy in the postmodern age?