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Chong Il Woo

Chong Il

Chong-Il Woo was born in Korea in 1957. He graduated from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, in 1982 and later obtained an associate degree in Photography at Portland College in 1986. Women of the Joseon Dynasty is an example of Woo’s reinterpretation of Korea’s modern history, which he achieves by re-photographing historically well-known people with modern people. The artwork also challenges its own identity because the photograph is textured with individually shot pebbles and gemstones.


Chong Il Woo
Women of the Joseon Dynasty Nude Series #13-1, 2018

Chong Il Woo
Joseon Dynasty Royal Family Series, Empress #11-1, 2016

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