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Shin, Woong-Jae

Profession: Photographer
Location: Seoul , Korea (South)
Home base: New York
URL: http://wjshinphotography.com
Email: •••••••• (private)
Languages spoken: Korean, English and Japanese
Organization: International Center of Photography
Mobile phone: +1 917 838 7448
Emergency notes: Contact +821197726502.
Blood type: A
Last login: about 3 years ago
Member since: 27 Jan 2011 17:01


“Photography, for me, is writing and tracing my thoughts with light. In the end, a life of photographer is nothing but a wandering of pursuing ‘raison d’être’.”

Woong-Jae Shin

South Korean, b. 1977

Currently living in New York

Work Experience

Assistant photographer to Kim Jung-Man for Studio Velvet Underground, Seoul, S.Korea


2011-Current Documentary and Photojournalism, International Center of Photography, New York, USA

2001 Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics, Korea University, Seoul, S.Korea


2011 ‘Jeju Magnum Workshop’ by David Alan Harvey and Susan Meiselas, Jeju, S.Korea

2011 ‘Rwanda Workshop’ by Gary Knight and Marcus Bleasdale, Kigali, Rwanda

2011 ‘New York: Twelve Visions’ by Alex Webb, New York, USA

2011 ‘Lighting the Blues’ by David Alan Harvey, Clarksdale, USA

2011 ‘Magnum Workshop Derby’ by Chris Steel-Perkins, Derby, UK

2011 ‘Rajasthan Road Trip Workshop’ by Gary Knight and Philip Blenkinsop, Rajasthan, India

2011 ‘One Day Lighting Seminar’ by David Alan Harvey, New York, USA

2011 ‘Hong Kong: Two-Day Master Class’ by Alex Webb, Hong Kong, China

2010 ‘Reality Leader’s Club Master Class’ by Nam-Hoon Sung, Seoul, S.Korea

2010 ‘Reality Leader’s Club Workshop’ by Hong-Hee Kim, Nam-Hoon Sung and Ki-Myung Lee, Seoul, S.Korea

2009 ‘Reality Leader’s Club Workshop’ by Jae-Gab Lee, Seoul, S.Korea

2009 ‘Summer Workshop in Association with Magnum Photos’ by Abbas, Seoul, S.Korea

Group Exhibition

2012 Occupy Wall Street, as Captured by Photojournalists, South Street Seaport Museum by Museum of the City of New York, New York, USA

Favorite quote:
‘To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It’s a way of life’
Henri Cartier-Bresson


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