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Cosmetic Girls

Cosmetic Girls  / 화장소녀
10359.cosmetic_34Hein-Kuhn Oh / 오형근
English and Korean


132 pages
260×330 mm
ISBN: 8-996295-43-4


In Hein-Kuhn Oh’s previous series, Girls Act and Ajumma, he has addressed an ambiguous identity of individuals expressed in their physical exteriority. By typifying their cosmetic looks in this recent series, he questions us how their standardizing individualities are related to the social desire and gaze.

Starting as a documentary photographer who captured the social landscapes on the streets, Hein-Kuhn oh has focused on documenting specific groups of people that present a certain type of social convention created by the Korean society past 10 years.

Since its foundation in 2007, Iann has organised a variety of projects ranging from the publication of the contemporary art photography magazine to curating exhibitions, publishing books, and running educational programs.