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Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal JacketFull Metal Jacket / 완벽한 외투
Bohnchang Koo / 구본창
Taewon Jang / 장태원
Hein-Kuhn Oh / 오형근
Oksun Kim / 김옥선
Sungsoo Khim / 김성수
Suejin Shin / 신수진
English and Korean


247 pages
150×210 mm
ISBN: 979118537402493600


We all sit down to have a heart-to-heart conversation, with those who are immersed in photography, and who dedicate their lives to art.

These are the confessions and shared sentiments of
The one who wants to possess all the beauty in the world,
The one who believes in never turning back on the arduous path,
The one who wants to read the faces people keep hidden,
The one who wants to be drawn by an irresistible force,
The one who wants to go beyond death,
and the one who hopes to always find happiness in their work.
Artists of various ages, with varied interests and bodies of work, embarked on a journey of communication in this book. Suejin Shin, the curator gathered 5 Korean photographers living in five different cities, and talked about the concerns they share as artists using photography as a medium, swapping insights about their work and its limitations. Over the course of nine months they got together ten times. As a result, Shin saw these artists wearing a powerful, psychological armor (a full metal jacket) in their belief that art is beautiful, painful, makes us see the invisible, and draw us by some irresistible force to the point that it transcends death itself.

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.