Gold / 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.