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The Photobook Show

Jungjin Lee: A Captivating Stillness

episode 13

Thu, Jan 4, 2024 at 1pm (ET)
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Let’s begin 2024 in a meditative way by looking at three photobooks by Jungjin Lee — the visual pace of her work can provide a needed respite in these times. Drawing on her South Korean heritage, the photographer has developed a highly unique pictorial language, and to “see” her images, you need to slow down and take your time.

Very often, what’s depicted is minimal — some crisscrossing branches of a tree, a solitary rock in the desert, the edge of a wall splattered with dirt and paint — and yet all her images have a captivating stillness and make you want to run your fingers over the texture of the photograph on the page. Lee’s work shows a profound understanding of materiality, texture, and craftsmanship. Join us for a tranquil look at rocks on the sand and shadows of trees as we examine three of Lee’s photobooks — Echoes, Unnamed Road, and Voice — two of which came out very recently.

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Stefan Frank

Stefan Frank is a photographer and writer, working from Heidelberg, Germany. Way before he came to photography, he studied mathematics and philosophy at Ruhr Universität Bochum and worked as an IT specialist. He studied at Atelier Smedsby with JH Engström and Margot Wallard in Paris in 2017, before he eventually began studying photography at Ostkreuzschule, Berlin, with Peter Bialobrzeski. He graduated in 2023 with the work Irgendwo (“Anywhere”), a project dealing with politically motivated crime and the terror-spree of the far right in Germany. He has been teaching with StrudelmediaLive since 2020, giving courses on surrealism, poetics of space, gestalt theory for photographers, and more. His work has been exhibited in Heidelberg, Frankfurt, and Berlin.

Stefan teaches the poetics of space, nighttime photography, and much more — including presenting The Photobook Show — for StrudelmediaLive.