Yong Hee Kim, Korea / United States
Yong Hee Kim was born in 1974 in Seoul, Korea. He moved to the United States at the age of 13 and began to study the art of photography at the age of 18. He grew up in New York City, getting exposure to many diverse cultures the city has to offer. He received both his B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Photography and Related Media from Parsons School of Design and currently resides in New York continuing to further his interests on cityscapes and landscapes that draw on a unique perceptual experience. After graduating from Parsons School of Design with an M.F.A. in 2005, he started teaching at the New York City International Center of Photography (ICP) in 2007. He also taught at the City University of New York (CUNY) Baruch College, taught as guest lecturer at various New York schools, and is currently teaching photography at the State University of New York (SUNY) Purchase College since 2012 and working on independent projects. Kim’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally as well as other many private collections.