Forbidden Forest : DMZ
The DMZ (de-militarized zone) lies between North and South Korea. It is a place still under contant surveilleince and a representation of the political situation between the two countries.
Before working on his own, Park Jongwoo had worked for the Korea Times as a staff news photographer for 11 years, covering major political and social issues in Korea.
Since starting to work as a free-lancer, he has focused his camera to the plight of ethnic people, especially the nomads of Asia.
A modern-nomad himself, Park has been roaming around the most remote regions on the globe for more than two decades, documenting the vanishing cultures of minority groups.
While in Korea, he worked for The Los Angeles Times and The New York Times as a assignment photographer.
Park also contributes words and pictures to variety of domestic and international publications.
Although specializing in photography, he also produces video documentaries. (www.indivision.co.kr)
His films frequently appears in major TV channels.