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Kim Joongman

Korean Photographer, Kim Jungman

Art Photographer

Kim Joong-man was born on 13 October 1954, and become one of the most famous Korean photographer in the world since 1975. He is a Korean photographer and a director of advertising and a film poster. As of 2011, he is the CEO of Cheongdam-dong Studio, 'Velvet Underground', and work as a freelancer and an editor of NEOLOOK, Vogue and Elle France.

Korean Art Photographer, Joong-man Kim

Kim Joong-man was born on 13 October 1954, and become one of the most famous Korean photographer in the world since 1975. He is a Korean photographer and a director of advertising and a film poster. As of 2011, he is the CEO of Cheongdam-dong Studio, ‘Velvet Underground’, and work as a freelancer and an editor of NEOLOOK, Vogue and Elle France.

He held his first exhibition in Seoul in 1977. After finishing the exhibition, Kim Joong-man thought he would go back to Paris. After returning to Korea in 1979, he debuted as a movie poster advertisement and a photo director with the movie “Whale Hunting” in 1984. However,  he was deported abroad in 1985 and 1986 twice and eventually in 1988, he changed his nationality back to Korea and published the first African photographer’s photo book, becoming a popular photographer in South Korea.

In 1990, he took a photo of Kim Hyun-sik’s 6th album and movie posters such as the movies, Monsters, Tazza, Sweet Life, and fashion and etc. He worked as a commercial photographer since 2000. In 2006, he declared that he would not make money with the photo, and suspended commercial activities. Since then, while supporting African children suffering from hunger and disease, he has been devoting himself to art photography, crossing the world’s remote and polar regions.

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