Choi Min-shik photo book "Sad Faces in a Paper Mirror"
Busan, 1967. (c) Choi Min-shik
The photographer Choi Min-sik (his personal homepage), whose pictures I must have used here previously without being aware that they are his, has published a new edition of 「종이거울 속의 슬픈 얼굴」 ("Sad Faces in a Paper Mirror"), which contains his writings about his life and photography, and of course his photographs, mostly of Koreans living the hardest of lives in the earlier decades but some from India as well. For a huge selection of Choi's photographs from 1950s to 1990s, go to the gallery on his homepage.
(It is warned on Choi's page that legal measures are taken against against unauthorized use of his photographs, but I'll take the risk because Choi's pictures deserve it.)
• There's even a blog dedicated to Choi's book.
• 「종이거울 속의 슬픈 얼굴」 in Aladdin bookshop
• Introduction of the book at Voice of People
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