Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Korea, Part Seven – Photographs taken in 1968 & 1969

I took these photographs when I was in the U.S. Army stationed in the Republic of Korea for thirteen months during 1968 and 1969. 

On 3 September 2016, I was contacted by a representative of the National Archives of Korea, a branch of the federal government of the Republic of Korea. The National Archives of Korea were interested in acquiring my Korean photographs. I was honored by their request, and I donated approximately 900 original color and black-and-white photographs to the Korean people. 

On 2 February 2017, I went to the Republic of Korea's San Francisco Consulate. Jung Yoon-Ho, the Deputy Consul-General welcomed me; I gave him the film and associated documents. The film was then sent to Seoul via diplomatic pouch.


Below are some of the photos that I took while in Korea. The National Archives of Korea expertly scanned and digitized each photograph. I did not include a description of each image; I prefer to let the pictures speak for themselves. 

Click on each image to see the full-size photograph.




























Go Here to view Part One

Go Here to view Part Two

Go Here to view Part Three

Go Here to view Part Four

Go Here to view Part Five

Go Here to view Part Six

Go Here to view Part Eight

Go Here to view Part Nine

Go Here to view Part Ten

Go Here to view Part Eleven

Would you like to see additional photographs that I took while in the Land of the Morning Calm? If so, I suggest that you view my Korean-Japanese photo page.

Question or comment? I may be reached at neil@mishalov.com


“A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lang 


Nikon F camera mounted with either a Nikkor 200mm f/3.5 lens or a Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens was used to take these photographs.