Koo Bohnchang “Clandestine Pursuit in the Long Afternoon”

Zen Foto Gallery

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This exhibition commemorates the photobook publication of Koo’s black and white film street photography from 1985 to 1990, taken upon his return to Seoul from his studies in Germany. While the Summer Olympics was soon to be taken place in Seoul in 1988, Koo witnessed the political turmoil and social unrest that his country was going through. In order to express his feelings of alienation towards the chaotic and abrupt transformation in the Korean society, he decided to capture the fragments of turbulent times with his outsider’s gaze. After 30 years, “Clandestine Pursuit in the Long Afternoon” is finally compiled into a book. Along with the publication, Zen Foto Gallery will present 25 vintage works printed by Koo Bohnchang.

On October 25 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm, Koo Bohnchang will have a talk session with Japanese photojournalist Shisei Kuwabara, who has been photographing South Korea for more than 50 years. They will discuss the situation of the Korean society during the 1980s and Koo will also speak about his personal reflection on the situation at that time.



from October 25, 2019 to November 22, 2019

Opening Reception on 2019-10-25 from 18:00 to 20:00


Koo Bohnchang



Venue Hours

From 12:00 To 19:00
Closed on Mondays, Sundays, Holidays


Address: Piramide Bldg 2F, 6-6-9 Roppongi Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Phone: 03-6804-1708

2 minutes walk from Exit 1a, 1b, Exit 3 at Roppongi Station on the Hibiya and the Oedo line.

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