Mugak Temple Photo Exhibition

Like them, I am there 
by poet and peace activist
Nohae PARK
Meet NoHae Park on December 30th, Thursday, 6:30p.m.

Period: December 3- December 30, 2010
Venue: Lotus Gallery @ Mugaksa Temple, Sangmu, Gwangju
Time: 10:00-22:00, Monday-Sunday
Cost: Free
Getting there: Bus 45, 50 (Sangmu hospital), Subway Uncheon Station Exit No. 3/4
Contact: 062-383-0070
www.likethem.kr

*120 pictures taken by Nohae Park for the last 10 years in Africa, Middle East, Asia, Middle South America and other countries of poverty and conflicts will be exhibited. 

About the poet, Nohae PARK

He was born in 1958 in Goheung, South Jeolla Province. At the age of 16, he went to Seoul and worked in the daytime and studied at Sunrin Commercial High School. 

In 1983, he made his literary debut with the publication of “The Dream of an Inferior” in the journal, “Poetry and Economy.” His first collection of poems, “The Dawn of Labor” was well received among university students and intellectuals, triggering the so-called labor literature in the 1980s. His book <The Dawn of Labor> became the forbidden book by the military government but still sold almost million copies and he became famous as “The poet without face”. He then organized the <South Korean Socialist workers Union> in 1989 and was arrested after being wanted for 7 years. He got the death sentence at first and then later switched to the life in prison.

 In 1997 his essay <Man is Only Hope> was released while he was still in prison. He was given the special pardon by the former president Daejung KIM in 1998.

“After the country was democratized and I became free at last I began walking across the land of the poverty and conflict. The footprint I left on the scene, that brand of my soul became my pictures.” <cit. from introduction of the writer> by Nohae PARK

An article on Nohae PARK from the Korea Times
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/art/2010/11/142_75404.html 

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