Togetherness, a photo exhibit by Liza Linklater, June 10-15 2014 in Seoul, Korea
Published in Hyundai Department Store magazine, May 2014
There are times when we receive solace and courage by sharing moments, or going in the same direction with somebody next to us. What a great blessing or a gift it would be to know you have someone who would always listen to what you say, and be by your side! The people captured by Liza Linklater, a Canadian photographer, have been given such a warm gift. They are people going together, all in close relation with one other, looking at the same direction. Being contrasted with the black and white background, your eyes will naturally meet with those of the figures in the photographs. “Liza believes that the most powerful mystery of a photograph is that ‘it makes strangers share the moments of their lives and understand one another.’ The photographs of Liza Linklater have such humanitarian warmth, maybe because she had majored in anthropology and worked as a journalist for a long time. Soon after looking at these photographs documented from her lifelong journey, you will realize how people around us are the greatest gift to us,” Director Park of Ryugaheon Gallery said. While appreciating the photographs presented at the Photo Exhibit, “Togetherness” to be held at Ryugaheon Gallery from the 10th until the 15th of June, we are also given the opportunity to think of ourselves in relation to those who could accompany us.
© Reported by Kye An-na.