Natalie King and Youngmi Park in Conversation
Now in its 13th edition, the Dong Gang International Photo Festival takes place in the city of Yeongwol, about 3 hours drive east of Seoul. Since 2009, guest curators from different countries have been invited to curate an exhibition for the Festival, including France, Germany, USA, Japan and UK. This year the invitation was extended to Australia, and the exhibition, which takes place across two floors of the Dong Gang Museum of Photography, is co-curated by Natalie King, curator, writer and Senior Research Fellow, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne and Youngmi Park, committee member of the Festival and Senior Curator of Parkgeonhi Foundation (Korea). The exhibition is entitled Episodes: Australian Photography Now and brings together the work of 12 Australian photographers around the notions of psychological, soap opera and serial episodes. Artists in the exhibition include Christian Thompson, Destiny Deacon & Virginia Fraser, Martin Smith, Michael Cook, Patrick Pound, Paul Knight, Polixeni Papapetrou, Polly Borland, Tracey Moffatt, Trent Parke and William Yang.