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Gayageum

2012 International Photography Exhibition
"Gayageum"
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Photographer: David Wai
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Undergraduate Student
Category: People
Award: Honorable Mention

In the photographer's words: "This is the juxtaposition of traditional Korean culture and modernity as a woman dressed in traditional Korean clothing (Hanbok) plays the traditional Korean instrument Gayageum on an asphalt road. I took this photo because of the striking contrast portrayed. I felt that this was an image of Korea holding onto its traditions in the midst of modernization."

Gayageum