Exhibit — Kim Jungman: However We Saw the Same Star
The smartphone has made photography a fast-moving and rather fleeting medium. Pictures pop up briefly on Instagram and Facebook Stories and disappear again. With an analog camera, a subject used to be carefully captured—unlike today, where phones take snapshots indiscriminately, everywhere and at all times. On one hand, this may be regrettable, but on the other hand, photography as such has in fact gained more importance in recent years. In fact, suddenly many people, especially younger ones, are taking an interest in analog photography again. They recognize that a mobile phone photo is merely a beginning and that a whole other, fascinating world can be discovered behind this technology.
Kim Jungman allows an insight into a unique world with his photography. The Korean artist and photographer died unexpectedly on the 31st of December 2022 at the age of 68, while preparing this exhibition. Beforehand, his son Neo Kim and him had visited Basel and the KBH.G Foundation to discuss the presentation in its first outlines. It was the wish of Jungman’s family to go ahead with the project after his death. Thus, the exhibition has now become a tribute to this extraordinary person and photographer.
Kulturstiftung Basel H. Geiger | KBH.G