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"To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It's a way of life." ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Urban Ruins Self Portrait Nudes by Photographer Miru Kim

Miru Kim is a New York-based artist who has explored various urban ruins such as abandoned subway stations, tunnels, sewers, catacombs, factories, hospitals, and shipyards.
She was featured as one of America's Best and Brightest 2007 in Esquire magazine. Her work has been spotlighted in countless other international media such as The New York Times, TED.com, The Financial Times, ARTE France, Ovation TV, Time Out New York, NY Arts Magazine. Her work has been shown in various galleries, museums, and art fairs including Gallery HYUNDAI in Seoul, Queens Museum of Art in New York, National Museum of Visual Art in Montevideo, Coreana Museum in Seoul, SCOPE Basel, Miami International.

Miru was born in Stoneham, Massachusetts in 1981 and was raised in Seoul, Korea. She moved back to Massachusetts in 1995 to attend Phillips Academy in Andover, and moved to New York City in 1999 to attend Columbia University. In 2006, she received an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute.

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  1. Magnifico reportaje, idea muy original, veo la relación del ser humano en un habitat que no es el suyo; oh! sí.Refleja
    Lo decrepito, lo oscuro, lo que no vemos o no queremos ver
    el control del contraste que lleva a cabo la fotógrafa de los escenarios que usa me ha gustado.
    Cordial saludo!

  2. Big abandoned, decaying built places are fascinating. I love your photographic contrasts!