Photos from the KIU/PCA&D Photography Exchange

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Monday, October 24th, 2016

Regularly, for the past five years,  students at Kyungil University in Daegu, South Korea, and Pennsylvania College of Art & Design are asked an open-ended question that students at both institutions will then answer through photographs.

Image by Justin Carney, PCA&D


This semester, the first open question the students were to answer through their photography was “Catastrophe,” suggested by sophomore photo major Michaela Robertson. See their answers at http://kiu-pcad.tumblr.com.

The photographs on this blog are the result of a cultural exchange between digital imaging students studying at Kyungil University in South Korea and the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in the United States.  Inititiated by Professor Paul Choe, Kyungil University (KIU), and Professor Eric Weeks, PCA&D, the goal is for the photography students from the two cultures to learn about each other through photography, while also gaining an understanding of the communicative power of the medium.

Image by Beomjun Kim, KIU.

The exchange blog benefits PCA&D students because they learn how images can communicate their opinions and experiences to other cultures through social media on the internet. Eric Weeks believes that the students are often surprised by how much the two cultures have in common.

Previous prompts prompts have included “If my dinner Table Had Eyes,”” “Reality Only Exists In The Mind,” “One Mind” and “Hidden Meaning.” The blog was started in 2011.