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Ji Hyun

2009 International Photography Exhibition
“Ji Hyun”
Location: South Korea – July, 2009
Photographer: Michael Eizyk
University Affliation: Undergraduate Student
Category: People
Award: Honorable Mention

In the artist's own words: “This is Ji Hyun, one of my elementary students while I was teaching English in a small village in the southern part of South Korea. Over the six months that I taught English in her school, she became one of my favorite students. She was outspoken (a rarity as far as South Korean girls are concerned), positive, and full of radiant energy. Her family was very supportive of both her and her sister when it came to getting an education and learning English because they understood that this was the key to getting them out of the poor farming community where they lived.”

Ji Hyun