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Sujong Song

Head of Research and Publications
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Sujong Song has been active in all aspects of photography, ranging from publications to exhibitions and event planning. Until 2014, she was on the steering committee for the Daegu Photo Biennale, and was the director of its portfolio review department. She is a co-founder of Seoul Lunar Photo, and was co-director of the festival from 2014 to 2016. Song recently became Head of Research and Publications at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea.

Song served on the committee for the Angkor Photo Festival and on the commissioner for the 12th Dakar Biennale. She has organized and curated many exhibitions, among them Mario Giacomelli, THE BLACK IS WAITING FOR THE WHITE, Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea (2012); Five Views from Korea, Noorderlicht Gallery, Groningen, Netherlands (2014); Two Moons, GoEun Museum of Photography, Busan, Korea (2015); Map of Daily Life, Lishui Art Museum, Lishui, China (2015).

She has judged on awards panels for World Press Photo, POYi, and Flash Forward, among many others, and regularly nominates for several awards including Prix Pictet and Joop Swart Masterclass. Song also held the position of editor-in-chief of GEO-Korea.

Song is most interested in reviewing bodies of work that retain an individual and articulate point of view while tackling contemporary issues. She is not interested in commercial photography. Through portfolio reviews, Song intends to find artists to collaborate with for various exhibitions. She is also able to promote artists and their work for awards and/or workshop consideration along with opportunities for exhibitions.

Session Three

The International Meeting Place

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