In a previous post we introduced Jehsong Baak, an exceptional american photographer, currently living in Paris. Baak is about to publish his third photo book, where the selected photographs offer an introspective look reflecting upon the leftovers of a distant past. As the photographer states:
"It seems the time has come to travel back almost 30 years to New York City to rediscover my younger self, a lost soul filled with rage and longing. Friends, lovers and acquaintances resurface, many whose names I have forgotten. Standing amongst them is my father, who never offered any answers to the stifling mysteries of my family’s past.
They let me gaze upon them all, one more time, and in doing so help me to turn the page, burying the demons who have haunted me for so long…"
Baak's new photo book will be published in September 2016. You can find out more details about his upcoming book here.
For anyone interested in supporting the publication, the photographer provides a special offer with limited edition prints as described here.
For selected pictures from Baak's work click here.
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Jehsong Baak is an American photographer living in Paris. At the age of nine, Baak left his native Korea for America where the family eventually settled in Washington, D.C. Having discovered photography in his teens, Baak left the University of Michigan for New York City to devote himself exclusively to his work. He moved to Paris in 1998. In 2006, Baak's first book, Là ou Ailleurs, was published by Robert Delpire, followed by a second book, Photographs, published in 2008 by HUP Gallery in Amsterdam. His work was included in books such as the Photo Poche - L'Un Par L'Autre (Actes Sud), Eyemazing Bible (Thames and Hudson), Sensation (Steidl). Baak was a member of Galerie Vu from 2000-2004 and has had solo exhibitions in Paris, New York, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Istanbul and Milan. His photographs can be found in the collections of the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, George Eastman Museum, JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, the Wilson Center of Photography in London, Musée Maillol in Paris, as well as in numerous private collections. In 2011, Baak was the guest photographer of JPMorgan, the sponsor of Paris Photo. Baak is represented in Europe by Christophe Guye Galerie in Zurich, Switzerland.