Reflecting on Seoul

Where once stood an ambient alley of inexpensive eateries offering makkolli (rice brew) and savory pancakes is now yet another steel and glass highrise. Photo: Tom Coyner American photographer Tom Coyner has resided in Seoul for over two decades. During that time, he has witnessed, and his camera has captured, its ongoing evolution.

Seoul, with its broad Han River and its magnificent mountain backdrop, boasts one of the most geographically attractive locations of any national capital. However, it has suffered multiple physical ravages in its recent history.

Street fighting during the Korean War destroyed various parts of the city. Even more […]


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