School of Art Design and Art History

New Image Photography Exhibition: "School Memories: The Loss in Danwon High"

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 11:00 AM - Fri, 6 Oct 2017 3:00 PM

Black and white photo of mother holding photo of deceased daughter

"She was beautiful and the house was full of laughter from the moment she was born. She was our heart… our beloved, beautiful princess. Do-eun was a blessing." - Lee Ji-sung presses tight a photo of her daughter, Kim Do-eun, while sitting at her classroom desk."

Wampler Professor, Argus Paul Estabrook

New Image Gallery
"School Memories: The Loss in Danwon High"

Exhibit Dates: 9/4/17 - 10/6/17

Wampler Lecture, "The Photograph as Document"
Tues , 9/5 at 5pm
Duke Hall Gallery Court

Argus Paul Estabrook has the limited edition signed and framed prints from the exhibition, "School Memories: The Loss at Danwon High" available in a Silent Auction, with proceeds to benefit the memorial of the Danwon High victims. Bidding takes place during gallery hours M - F 11am - 3pm and by appointment and ends October 6 at 3pm at the close of the exhibition. Bidding begins at $50/ $5 increments/ ceilings accepted. Register your bidder number at the front desk. Winners will be notified. In New Image Gallery, 131 Grace St, Harrisonburg.

While Argus Paul Estabrook was born in and is currently based in South Korea, he grew up in a rural area of Virginia; his experiences as a Korean-American have given him a unique perspective of Korean identity and its relationship to both global and regional communities. The photographs in his exhibition, "School Memories: The Loss in Danwon High", feature the families who lost children or other family members as they come to terms with the removal of the memorial site that spontaneously arose at the high school after nearly its entire second year class was lost in the Sewol Ferry Tragedy on April 16, 2014, when 250 students and 12 teachers drowned off the coast of Donggeochado, South Korea. Estabrook is an alumni of Virginia Intermont College and of JMU, where he earned his MFA. His photographs have been published in Burn Magazine, LensCulture and Lomography Magazine and has received numerous awards including the Sony World Photography Awards, Moscow International Foto Awards, and the Tokyo International Foto Awards.

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