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[Korea] Seoul Portrayed in Images at Seoul Photo Festival

  • Date11/13/2012
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Photo Credit (left): Office of the Seoul Photo Festival

The 2012 Seoul Photo Festival will take place from November 21st to December 30th at the Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul City Hall, and Seoul Museum of History.

Marking its third anniversary, the festival is hosted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and aims to provide an opportunity to look into the capital city of Korea through photo records. Under the theme of "Village Community and Photo Archives", this year’s festival will run for 40 days to feature two main photo exhibitions – the main exhibit and the special exhibit – as well as special lecture programs in the areas of humanities, sociology, photography techniques with the theme of Seoul. The exhibitions, in particular, will not only feature pictures of Seoul taken by professional photographers, but also pictures by amateur photographers, whose photos have been selected through a nationwide contest.

Anyone interested in Seoul, its history and its present, can enjoy the festival free of charge.

More info

< 2012 Seoul Photo Festival >
☞ Venue: Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul City Hall, Seoul Museum of History (Seoul-si Jung-gu and Jongno-gu)
☞ Period: November 21 – December 30, 2012
☞ Admission: Free
☞ Programs
Main exhibition (Part I, II)
Venue: Seoul Museum of Art, Exhibition Hall (1F)
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 20:00 (Weekdays) / 10:00-18:00 (Weekends & public holidays)
*Closed on Monday

Special Exhibition
Venue: Seoul City Hall, Seoul Museum of History Lobby
Opening Hours:
Seoul City Hall – 10:00 – 20:00 (Weekdays) / 10:00 – 18:00 (Weekends & public holidays)
Seoul Museum of History – 10:00 – 20:00 (Weekdays) / 09:00 – 18:00 (Weekends & public holidays)
*Closed on Monday
☞ Homepage: (Korean)
☞ Inquiries:
Office of the Seoul Photo Festival: +82-70-8240-9902 (Korean)
Seoul 120 Dasan Call Center: +82-2-120 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Mongolian)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Courtesy of the Office of the Seoul Photo Festival