Photos by: Ji Yeo
Graceful ladies series are about breaking a social custom in Korea. Living as a not married woman in Korea, there are so many rules that I have to keep in order to become a proper woman, or to be marry-able woman. Not to mention, living with my boyfriend should be kept in secret forever unless I marry him, even smoking on a street is forbidden for women. To behave myself is impossible living in this culture, and decided to not obey and be a choice to be an outsider, even though I have to put up with backbites along with judgmental eyes. Photos were taken in all over the place, London, Korea, Paris, Saipan, New York and so on. I move around constantly, can’t stand being settled. However, for an year and a half, I’ve staying in Seoul, Korea cause of my parents, and these days, mixed feelings of love and hatred of my country becomes source of my work.