KOREA FORUM. North Korean refugees

Posted on May 4, 2015 in Photography, Print

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More than 27,000 North Koreans live in the brother country South Korea. Ill-equipped to live in a high-tech country, they try to find their identity.

The photo essay “Divided” by Nils Clauss (photo) and Neil Dowling (text) illustrates the reality of North Korean refugees’ life in South Korea. This timeless story from 2009 has recently also been published in German language (“Wanderer zwischen zwei Welten”) in the 2014 issue of the magazine Korea Forum.

To view the photo series, follow this link.

동방유행. The Guide to East Asia and Seoul

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 in Architecture, Commercial, Photography, Print

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동방유행 (The Guide to East Asia and Seoul) is a monthly magazine devoted to travel, food, shopping, architecture and fashion in Seoul and East Asia. For this issue (Vol. 1 March 2015) Nils Clauss photographed the section “25 Districts, 5 Zones, This is the City Life” for the magazine.

동방유행 (The Guide to East Asia and Seoul) is sold in all major book stores in Seoul and East Asia. For further images, follow this link.

BICYCLE PRINT. Issue 3

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 in Commercial, Photography, Print

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BICYCLE PRINT is a quarterly magazine devoted to bicycle culture in and outside of Korea. For this issue Nils Clauss photographed the Korean based interviewees contributing to this magazine.

BICYCLE PRINT is sold in all major book stores in Seoul or can be purchased directly through Propaganda Press.

그대로. Beauty of Ageing

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 in Commercial, Photography, Print

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The Beauty of Ageing (그대로) project initiated from the question “Is ageing a sad thing?.” Beauty of Ageing meets the elderly and aims to face them as they are – not as an ‘elderly’ but as a person. Moreover the project aims to bridge the gap between the young and old, where they can meet, understand and talk to each other. The magazine is published by graphic designer Shin In-ah and editor Maeng Sunho. These images have been taken for issue “0”.

Further images can be viewed following this link.

LEEUM. Samsung Museum of Art

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 in Architecture, Commercial, Photography, Print

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The Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art is a museum in Seoul, South Korea, run by the Samsung Foundation of Culture. It comprises two parts that house traditional Korean art and contemporary art. Museum 1 is designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta and Museum 2 is by French architect Jean Nouvel. Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas designed the Samsung Child Education & Culture Center.

These images have been taken for Leeum’s in-house publication ‘Culture and I’. Further images can be viewed following this link.

YÉOL | KIM SOO YOUNG

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Commercial, Exhibition, Photography, Print

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The 2013 “YÉOL Artisan of the Year” was awarded to master artisan Kim Soo-Young in collaboration with modern designer Gio Kisang. Together they raise the value of traditional crafts and modernise them for everyday use. Brass itself is a symbol of sophistication in traditional Korean culture. Brass kitchenware transcends mere utensils to afford us insight into traditional Korean life.

In a short film Nils Clauss pays homage to the work of Korean craftsman Kim Soo-Young. Please follow this link to take a look at these separate photographs Clauss took in order to document the “YÉOL Artisan of the Year 2013”-project.

Do Ho Suh – Perfect Home . Idea Books

Posted on Nov 2, 2013 in Architecture, Photography, Print

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The catalogue for Korean sculptor and installation artist Do Ho Suh’s exhibition PERFECT HOME at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Japan), is now available for purchase through Idea Books.

This large-format book, for the most part photographed by Nils Clauss on location in Japan, does ample justice to Suh’s work, which deals with the ways we occupy and inhabit public space. His site-specific installations reflect an interest in the malleability of space, both in physical and metaphorical manifestations, addressing links between the individual, collective and anonymous. In the case of the Kanazawa exhibition in Japan, he created huge houses using transparent fabric. Full perspectives of these and other works are shown in the catalogue including written contributions by curator Hiromi Kurosawa, Yoshikazu Nango and Felicity D. Scott.

184 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, hb, Japanese/English, ISBN 9784903205403, €70.35.

BICYCLE PRINT. Han River photo series

Posted on Oct 25, 2013 in Architecture, Photography, Print

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BICYCLE PRINT is a quarterly magazine devoted to bicycle culture in and outside of Korea. For the first issue of this beautifully designed print magazine, Nils Clauss photographed an urban series on and around Han River.

BICYCLE PRINT is sold in all major book stores in Seoul or can be purchased directly through Propaganda Press.

Photo Series in BICYCLE PRINT

Posted on Jul 15, 2013 in Architecture, Photography, Print

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BICYCLE PRINT is a quarterly magazine devoted to bicycle culture in and outside of Korea. It is published by Propaganda Press, edited by Lee Aram, designed by Shin Dokho and illustrated by Lee Kwangmoo. For the first issue of this beautifully designed print magazine, Nils Clauss photographed an urban series on and around Han River. Han River, which runs right through the middle of Seoul, is highly popular among cyclists. It is the main transport axis for everyone who wants to get around in Seoul on two wheels.

BICYCLE PRINT is sold in all major book stores in Seoul or can be purchased directly through Propaganda Press.

feature article in WOMAN DONGA

Posted on May 21, 2013 in Media, Photography, Print

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WOMAN DONGA features Nils Clauss in their current print magazine (#593, May 2013, p. 358-361). Based on an interview, the article focuses on Nils Clauss’ photography and film work, but also talks about what it is like to live and work as a foreign artist in Korea.