The Museum of Photography, Seoul

The Museum of Photography, Seoul, is the first museum of photography in Korea, and was founded by the Hanmi Foundation in 2002. The museum engages in a variety of activities to promote an understanding and appreciation of photography. It exists to encourage and inspire photographers who choose to pursue an artistic career in the realm of Korean photography.

The museum’s mission is to discover artists with talent and provide them with opportunities to realize their full potential and to support Korean photographers and their works so that they receive worldwide recognition.

The Museum of Photography, Seoul has an invaluable collection of early Korean photography from 1880 to the 1940s, and consistently collects and researches modern and contemporary Korean photography. Their collection also includes works from international masters of photography such as Eugène Atget, Joseph Koudelka or Robert Capa, as well as contemporary artists from Eastern Europe.