Argus Paul Estabrook
I’m an emerging photographer currently based in Seoul, South Korea. As a Korean-American who grew up in a rural area of Virginia, I have a unique perspective of Korean identity and its relationship to both global and regional communities. I studied photography as an undergraduate, but set it aside during my MFA program at James Madison University to concentrate on intermedia. After moving to South Korea I rediscovered photography, using it as a means to document and share my experiences. In 2016, I mentored under David Alan Harvey to further study photographic philosophy and authorship.
My photography has been published in Burn Magazine and LensCulture. It has also been awarded by the Magnum Photography Awards, Sony World Photography Awards, LensCulture, PDN, IPOTY, IPA, MIFA, TIFA, as well as selected for inclusion at the 2017 Aperture Summer Open: On Freedom.
Magnum Photos Agency | Workshop | Bangkok
James Madison University | MFA Studio Art | Virginia
Virginia Intermont College | BA Photography | Virginia
Publications / Features
Awards / Honors
Losing Face | Series
Losing Face | Single Images
-Read All About It
School Memories: The Loss In Danwon High | Series
Wrestling in the Streets of Seoul | Series
Wrestling in the Streets of Seoul | Single Images
-Look Out Below!
Reflections Inside the Seoul Metro | Series
Reflections Inside the Seoul Metro | Single Images
-Wangsimni To Jamsil
Of a Premonition: Our Last Afternoon with Nainai | Series
A Cos’ality of Play | Series
War Drums and Ballet: How Hate Is Taught in South Korea | Series