Young Kim

Anchorage
2023 Project AwardVisual ArtsPhotography

2023 Project Award

Kim plans a photography project in the spirit of a traditional American road trip to include traveling to South Korea with his mother, who has not visited her homeland in more than two decades. This project will document his mother’s encounters in a new world and explore themes of belonging, identity and reverse diaspora, as South Korea is a dramatically different place now than when she moved to America in the late 80s.

Kim is most happy when all his ducks are in a row and all his eggs are in a basket. As an artist, he hopes to bridge the experiences of family and traditional culture and those of immigrant families living in the United States as part of the Korean diaspora.

Artwork samples

Top left: “Freezer” / 16″ x 20″ archival pigment print on 20″ x 24″ Hahnemühle photo rag baryta / 2021. Top right: “Imported Fruit” / 16″ x 20″ archival pigment print on 20″ x 24″ Hahnemühle photo rag baryta / 2022. Bottom: Untitled 1 / 16″ x 20″ archival pigment print on 20″ x 24″ Hahnemühle photo rag baryta / 2021.