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Reporter : Park Han-sol
Thu, February 9, 2023 | 06:27
Korean literature continues to ride high on global stage
From genre-defying short story collections to poetry and graphic novels, a string of translated Korean literary works continued to ride high on the global stage in 2022 as they were nominated for or won coveted prizes.
Web novels on North American platforms remade as Korean webtoons for 1st time
A string of popular English-language web novels published in leading North American web fiction platforms ― such as Wattpad and Radish ― are getting remakes as Korean webtoons for the first time, thus emerging as new potential literary sources for the country's webcomics.
Cheong Wa Dae becomes place for everyone
More than seven months have passed since Cheong Wa Dae, the former presidential office and residence, was opened to the public. It was May 10, the day of the inauguration of President Yoon Suk-yeol, when the heavily secured presidential compound sitting just north of Gyeongbok Palace in central Seoul opened its doors fully to the public for the first time in 74 years.
Han Young-soo, photographer behind black-and-white snapshots of women in postwar Korea
When a female street vendor in Myeong-dong, central Seoul, is not busy drawing in her customers with her knowledge of the latest trends, she buries herself in the pages of a newspaper rather than idly watching the world go by.
Erick Oh's 'Metamodernity' invited to French short film festival
Filmmaker Erick Oh, whose short motion picture “Opera” was shortlisted for the 93rd Academy Awards in 2021 as the first-ever Korean animated film, has been invited to the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival for his latest work titled “Metamodernity.”
Korea's first museum of photography gets new name, location
The Museum of Photography, Seoul, nestled within Hanmi Tower in the capital city's southeastern Songpa District, was founded in 2003 as the first institute dedicated to the art of photography in Korea.
Yee Soo-kyung's aesthetic journey through broken ceramic shards, illusory rose garden
Setting foot in the white-walled Page Gallery nestled in Seoul's Seongdong District is like traveling to a bizarre dreamland's ceramic forest. The “trees” here are bulbous sculptures made up of a myriad of broken shards that were once part of refined Korean ceramics - celadon, white porcelain and black-glazed wares - handcrafted by master potters across the nation.
Rise of webtoons has positive impact on print book industry: survey
The continued popularity of webcomics, or webtoons, has had a surprisingly positive impact on the publishing industry, as the digital works in high demand lead to the rise in sales of their print book forms, recent data showed.
Legendary photographer behind enduring portraits of era-defining icons
One early morning in 2006, Scottish photographer Albert Watson hurriedly headed to Cupertino, California, with a mission at hand: to photograph one of the most powerful visionaries in America, Steve Jobs. He knew he had him for an hour, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. sharp. “I rehearsed all of my lighting beforehand. I was completely ready for him,” he recalled.
Billy Kim Hall opens at Billy Graham Library
From left, former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, Far East Broadcasting Company Korea (FEBC-Korea) Chairman Billy Kim and Billy Graham Evangelistic Association President and CEO Franklin Graham pose after a ribbon cutting ceremony held in Charlotte, North Carolina, Tuesday (local time). The ceremony marked the establishment of Billy Kim Hall, named after the FEBC-Korea chairm...
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