27 July 2017

Korea, Part Eight – Photographs taken in 1968 & 1969

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

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 stationed in South Korea. The National Archives of Korea expertly scanned and digitized each image 

Click on an image to view the full-size photograph.

Go Here to view Korea Part One

Go Here to view Korea Part Two

Go Here to view Korea Part Three

Go Here to view Korea Part Four

Go Here to view Korea Part Five

Go Here to view Korea Part Six

Go Here to view Korea Part Seven

Go Here to view Korea Part Nine

Go Here to view Korea Part Ten

Go Here to view Korea Part Twelve

I visited Japan during 1968 and 1969. Here are some of the photographs that I took while in Japan. 

Go Here to view Japan, Part One

Go Here to view Japan, Part Two
Would you like to see additional photographs taken while I was stationed in Korea? If so, I suggest that you view my Korean photo page.

These photos were taken with a Nikon F 35mm camera mounted with a Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens.

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 Lange 

"Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important." Henri Carter-Bresson

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." Ansel Adams

"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." Alfred Eisenstaedt