dongduchun

Dongduchen which the picture is taken is a small city of northern GyeongGi province that is about 2hours drive away from Seoul. The history of Dongduchen began with the settlement of the 24th division of the US Army in 1951 as soon as the Korean War ended. The city of Dongduchen under the beautiful Soyo Mountain was turned rather into a city belonging to a US Army camp than an independent administrative district of Korea. In other words, the proprietor is the US Army, not Korea any more.
I thought about the Korean women who make their livings there while I stroll in the red light district of Dongduchen. They are living isolated without enjoying their basic right as a human and Korean within the society due to the oppression and silence forced from outside.

dongduchundongduchun 150cm X 120cm C-print 2005