Seoul Lunar Photo Fest is an event that brings to life the meeting place between people and photography. In an era of the advent of smartphones and the diffusion of hundreds of thousands of photos a day, it was inevitable that concerns over the way in which we encounter photos and discern good images would arise. Moving beyond the exhibition space of uniformly hung frames, it’s only natural that the demands of the contemporary world would expand the definition of images include music and other video media. Centered on the Seochon(West Village) area, Seoul Lunar Photo Fest seeks to convey the beauty of these new channels of images through experimental, free-form displays. Diverse work will be explored through collaborative efforts by photographers, musicians, sound creators and visual artists.
Of course, this kind of formal attempt is predicated on the very medium of photography. Searching for a theme belonging to the times, expanding its horizon through voluntary participation of both artist and audience—these are also driving forces that move Seoul Lunar Photo Festival. This festival also strives to contribute to diversifying the ecosystem of photography by assuming the role of a platform where young artists can expand their output.