Title: Hanguk Photographer: Florian Bong-Kil Grosse Date of publication: 2015 Publisher: Self-Published Edition: 750 Dimensions:21 x 25,5cm / 8.27 x 10.04 inch Pages: 80+8 pages ISBN: 978-3-00-049645-5
About the book Hanguk is less the documentation of a country and its inhabitants. Rather, for me the work is a pictorial description of a place that belongs to my own wholly personal imagination. It is the attempt to bring the images of external reality into agreement with those of inner reality. Thus, I don’t look at otherness; I don’t look at that which separates me from the world of my previous experience. What I found in Korea is much more a sense of the alien and yet strangely familiar.