Hankoo Lee (South Korea)
Military Use, 1990
Inkjet print, Archival Pigment paper, printed in 2014, Edition 1/5
15 3/4 x 23 1/2 inches (40 x 60 cm), signed certificate
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As a member of The Truth, a documentary photography group, and as a photographer for Men and
Mountain, a monthly photo magazine, Hankoo Lee has traveled to over a thousand villages in Korea.
He has climbed many major mountain ranges in the world, including the Korean mountain chains of
Baekdudaegan, Honam-jeongmaek, and Nangnamjeongmaek; he also climbed Khan Tengri of the
Tian Shan mountains in China and the southwest wall of Mt. Everest. From the vertical heights and
horizontal expanses of the Korean peninsula and beyond, he has built his own photo world.
Lee’s photographs have been shown in solo exhibitions in Seoul, including Cheong Gye Cheon
Stream (2015), Bresson Gallery; Ultimate Dance (2015), Space 22; Military Use (2012), Ryugaheon’s
Mainly Photographs Gallery; and Microlandscape (2011), Canon Plex Gallery. He has participated
in numerous group shows in Seoul, including Go Out in 18 years (2004), Yechong Gallery; Korea–
Japan Mountain Photo Exhibition (2000), Japanese Culture Center and Korean Embassy; and Korean
Mountain Photographs (2000), Sejong Center for the Performing Arts. In 2012, Lee’s series Military
Use was published by Noonbit Press, Korea; was shown in FotoFest International Discoveries V
exhibition in 2015; and will be shown at Salon du Livre de Paris in 2016.