SeongJoon Cho is a photographer in Korea. He is based in the country’s capital, Seoul.
He began his photography career working for his college’s monthly magazine in 1999. After studying documentary photography at Chung-Ang University in South Korea, he has worked as an editorial photographer. He has had three solo exhibitions and many other group exhibitions in South Korea.
Over the years he has traveled internationally documenting special moments that mark our times: from two olympics – the Sydney Summer olympics in 2000 and the Torino Winter olympics in 2006 – to the ship-breaking yards in Bangladesh. He has also traveled extensively in South Korea capturing his country’s cultural diversity.
His work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Time, among other prominent publications around the world. He is currently working as a main contributing photographer for Bloomberg News based in Seoul, South Korea. Whenever he takes his camera, he approaches his subject with professionalism, integrity, and dedication.
His first crafted photography book, South Korea; Memories of the Heart, was published in Canada in 2011.
Not only is Cho an Eddie Adams Workshop alumnus, but he won the prize in 2006.