/ 2018 / Press / Political

Seoul 2017

  • Prize
    Gold in Press/General News, Gold in Press/Political
  • Photographer
    Robert Park

"Impeachment protest of the former South Korean President Park
Geun-Hye in Seoul." People are marching towards the City Hall and
Kyungbok Palace to gather for the big candlelight demonstration.
However, the atmosphere is very tense as both the supporters of
President Park and those who want her to get impeached are
converging into place that is only 400 meters from each other. Just
in case, thousands of policemen are dispatched to fend off any
clash between the two groups.

Through photography, I wanted to capture how people will stand
up to voice their opposition to the corruption. This photo was
taken as a constant reminder of this event. I do not want this
tragic event to be forgotten in the history of Korea.

Awards International Photo Awards 2017 Fine Art: Still Life- Honorable Mention "Timeless Faith" Architecture Cityscapes- Honorable Mention "Seoul 2017" Editorial Political- Honorable Mention "Seoul 2017" Event: Social Cause- Honorable Mention "Seoul 2017"