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Korea Institute of Photography and Culture (KIPC)

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About

The Korea Institute of Photography and Culture, established by Ga-Hyeon Foundation of Culture in January 2009, is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and research of historical materials on the Korean photography, which will deepen and widen understanding of context and historical meaning of the production and circulation of Korean photography, to illuminate the photography-related culture in Korea.

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Director Bong-Lim Choi

The Activities of the Institute

Korea Institute of Photography and Culture is conducting Oral History Projects of Korean Photography with doyen photographers, organizing discussion meetings on significant events and issues in the Korean photography history, and publishing academic materials, through which the institute aims to record the testimonies, to collect and preserve the documents and materials on the Korean photography history.

Use the Archive

Scholars, researchers, and students are welcome to use the archive for non-profit and educational purposes. Researchers and other readers who wish to use or purchase the source must follow the boundaries and rules of the Korea Institute of Photography and Culture.

Copyrights and Permissions

All transcriptions, texts, and images from Korea Institute of Photography and Culture are protected under Copyright Law. Permission to use this material for any other purpose must be requested to the Korea Institute of Photography and Culture.

Donation

The field of studies on the Korean photography history has been suffering difficulties due to the paucity of materials on Korean photography. The Korea Institute of Photography and Culture is collecting materials that will fill up the blanks of the Korean photography history. The range of the Institute collection covers all types of materials relating to the history of Korean photography, from photographs and photo albums of the modern Korea to documents, pamphlets and audio testimonies relevant to Korean photography. Donations of such materials contribute in laying the foundation for further studies on the history of Korean photography.