GerDora Photography is pleased to announce the publishing of Gerry's photo book on his travels through South Korea during the nineties. It is available in
You can see a preview of some of the images if you click on the link for the Softcover Photo Booklet.
Allow us to give you a little background on the book.
"The fine art photographic images in this collection were taken in the 1990s when I had the great opportunity to live in Seoul. Those years made a permanent impression on me not only because I was exposed to a culture I knew little about and was so different from mine, but because the people were so willing to help me, the Miguk (the American), appreciate it.
"As a photographer, I was eager to capture what I knew was a fast-changing Korea. Known as the “Hermit Kingdom,” the Korean Peninsula was isolated from the world for centuries as a way of protection from outside threats. Today, South Korea—or the Republic of Korea—is a dynamic and prosperous country full of contrasts between the old and the new. Although the hustle and bustle of the modern city of Seoul was my day-to-day setting, I sought out opportunities to visit the countryside, folk villages, temples, palaces, cultural events, and savor the local food. Oftentimes, I had the feeling that Korea was changing even more rapidly than many places in the West, and I was anxious to freeze this precious time through the lens of my eye and my camera.
"This project is a labor of love. Searching through thousands of film negatives and slides, scanning and processing them in the digital darkroom, and presenting them in canvas format for my first solo exhibit, was an intensive endeavor that made me relive so many experiences in Korea and my special connection to this land and its people that I will cherish forever. I now present an expanded version of my exhibit in a book format.
"I truly hope that you enjoy viewing this collection and that you can appreciate the richness and beauty of the Korean culture.
"Kamsahamnida! (Thank you!) Gerry D’Onofrio"