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Jeehey Kim

Assistant Professor

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Jeehey Kim's research encompasses the history of photography, visual culture, and film studies in East Asia. Kim is currently working on two book projects: Imagining Korea through Photography, on the history of photography in Korea, and Photography and Death: Funerary Photo-Portraiture in East Asia. She also has been writing articles on vernacular photographic practices as well as on documentary films and visual culture in relation to the Cold War and to gender politics in East Asia. 

As a curator, Kim has organized exhibitions such as the recent “Pyongyang Bookstore,” at Seoul Metropolitan Library, which presented North Korean artists of the 1950s and ’60s. Kim earned her doctorate at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, with a dissertation on funerary portrait photography in East Asia. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago.

Publications

Photography and Korea, London: Reaktion Books; Chicago: University of Chicago Press (June 2023)

“Photography and Ghost Marriage in East Asia,” Photography and East Asian Art, eds. Wu Hung and Chelsea Foxwell, Chicago: Art Media Resources and Center for the Art of East Asia, University of Chicago, 2021, 143-170.

“Contemporary Photography Magazines in Korea and Taiwan: Vostok & Voice of Photography,” Trans Asia Photography Review, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Spring, 2020): https://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/tap/7977573.0010.211?view=text;rgn=main.

“Pyongyang Bookstore: North Korean Artists through Their Books,” in Pyongyang Bookstore, exh. cat., Seoul: Han Sangeon Yeonghwa Yeon’guso, July 2018, unpaginated.

“Wandering Ghosts of the Cold War,” Journal of Korean Studies, Vol. 22, No. 2 (Fall, 2017): 413-431.

“The Development of Photo Studios in Korea by Lee Kyungmin,” Translation of the Korean text, Trans Asia Photography Review, Vol. 4, Issue 2 (Spring 2014), http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.7977573.0004.203.

“Death and Photography: Politics of Funerary Photo-Portraiture,” in The 2012 Seoul Photo Festival: Village Community and Photo Archives, exh. cat., Seoul: Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul City Hall, Seoul Museum of History, November-December 2012, 235 – 247.

“Memory of the Dead and Responsibility of the Living: Noh Suntag’s Forgetting Machines (2006-2007),” Trans Asia Photography Review, Vol. 2, Issue 1 (Fall 2011), http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.7977573.0002.110.

“Korean Funerary Photo-Portrait: Vernacular Photographic Practice as Parallax,” Photographies, Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2009): 7 – 20.

“Deadpan Rhetoric: We don’t have an alibi,” in Geoffrey Batchen, Jeehey Kim, and Jung Joon Lee, Deadpan: Photography, History, Politics, exh. cat., New York: The Graduate Center, City University of New York, May 2008, unpaginated.

 “Difference in Feminism: Theresa Hak Kyung Cha and Post-Colonialism,” The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Vol. 2, Issue 2 (2007): 81 – 92.

Courses

ARH 324 –Introduction to the History of Photography

ARH 324 — 20th-Century Photography

ARH 424A & 524A –History of Photography: 19th-Century Photography

ARH 596 –Vernacular Photographies

ARH 424A & 524A –History of Photography: Black Lives Matter

ARH 596 –Photography and Empire

ARH 424C & 524C –History of Asian Photography

ARH 596 — Global Indigenous Photography

ARH 480 & 580 –Postcolonialism and Contemporary Art in East Asia

Asian Photography Symposium Series

Photography and Southeast Asia

Photography and Taiwan

Photography and Korea

 

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This summer Michelle Fricker attended the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Summer Intensive, thanks to the support from the College of Fine Arts Medici Circle donors. 

#MediciMondays 

Michelle is an undergraduate student in the The University of Arizona School of Dance. She took various technique classes, learned LINES repertoire and studied the concepts and ideologies that the company practices.

“I took choreographic workshops by the faculty, company members and the one and only Alonzo King and even had a performance at the end of the intensive where I got to perform work choreographed by Carmen Rozestraten.”

The #MediciScholar program helped make one of her dreams become a reality. 

“Growing up, I dreamed about going to intensives just like this one but could never afford it. Going to these summer programs is vital in a dancers training in preparation for life post-graduation. Going to LINES exposed me to a new way of moving with emphasis on a specific quality and intention that I had not prioritized in my training prior. I will forever value the connections I made with dancers and faculty and the personal growth in dance I made over the three weeks I was there.”

“I would like to thank my donors: Ms. Silverman and Judge Smelkinson! Thank you for all you do for aspiring artists like myself. I am so grateful to have been able to go to San Francisco this summer and continue my dance research which was made possible due to your donation.”

To learn more about the program.
>> https://azart.fyi/MediciCircle

Thanks to donations made by generous #MediciCircle members, talented artist scholars like Michelle are awarded $1,000 to pursue an educational summer project beyond the classroom.
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#beardown🐻⬇️

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Arizona Arts Live
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The dance majors at The University of Arizona School of Dance are more than performers! They are talented choreographers. Arise/Student Spotlight is an inspiring performance of student works, Nov. 30-Dec. 4.

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Photo by Ed Flores, featuring Jacob Amey and McKaylee True, Kennedy Frazier and Alexander Turner.
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