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Gold 2022 Editorial / Personality

Forgotten Heroes

  • Photographer
    Urim Hong
  • Agency / Studio
  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial / Personality

Campaign for the Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. Korea, as one of the world's few divided countries, experienced the agony of war in 1950. There are about 58,000 surviving veterans and this number decreases each year. Many stories, including from a student soldier who walked through tens of thousands of dead bodies to the first female soldier. Now they just look like an old man living next door. What can we do to commemorate and honor their noble sacrifice before they run their course? Forgotten heroes in our neighbor, we thank you for your service.

Urim Hong is a photographer who searches for light in the isolated world. After majoring in the humanities as well as pedagogy, he taught children for a decade and, in that process, found himself called to photography. He majored in photography at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Currently, he is leading a project for the children and orphans in Citi Soleil, a small village within the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area in Haiti. He was selected as Editorial Photographer of the year at the 2018 IPA, 2019 MIFA and PDNedu Awards, 2020, 2022 IPA Documentary(Editorial) winner.