Min Young Jung / Team Leader

#Teaching_Artist #Photography_Instructor #Organizer #Documenter #Art_in_Daily_Life

Fields or Genres : Fine-art photography

Location/Platform : Daegu, Korea

Q. Tell Me about Yourself

Min Young Jung is a teaching artist and an organizer, whose career and work evolve around fine-art photography. She likes witnessing and documenting artistic moments of life. Dreaming to continue artistic activities that can embrace not that grand but serious and notable in our lives, she seeks materials for her activity from daily life.

Q. What Is Your Driving Force or Inspiration of Your Practice?

I get inspiration from traveling. When I go traveling, I go through the process where I place myself in different spaces and time and adapt to them. This process becomes experiences of fine quality that makes me think about different parts in life.

Q. What is a Teaching Artist?
Describe the Teaching Artist You Would Like to Become in Ten Years.

A teaching artist should find a balance between arts and education so that one can manifest open-mindedness. I wonder, Will I become like that in ten years? I hope I will become a teaching artist who is not just equipped with passion and diligence but represents the practice of arts education through one’s presence alone.

Q. What is the Metaphor, the Right Word, for your Practice?
And Why?

A “dog-ear.” It is a phrase to describe a folded down corner of a page of a book to mark where one tends to read again and again because it’s important or worth thinking about. If someone is watching over my practice, I hope they are filled with stories worth contemplating on at least once.

Q. What Do Colleagues Mean to You?

I want to say colleagues are “someone you don’t hesitate to share your shirt with a stretched out neckline with.” Putting aside formality or the latest trend, we can continue this journey together.