As Director of the Donggang International Photography Festival from 2015 to 2018, Suejin Shin brought a global dimension to the first photography festival in South Korea, helping it live up to the ‘international’ event it aspired to be.
Suejin Shin is a creative director, writer, and professor. Combining psychology of vision and theory of photography, Shin has pioneered a unique field where science and art converge. Her basic research is developed and performed using psychological methods to analyze photographic images; in the applied field she consults on exhibition directing, publishing, and artist support program. She has been working as creative director for Hanjin Group’s Ilwoo Foundation and Culture Station 284, Korea, exhibition consultant for Seoul Arts Center, image copyright consultant for Imprima Korea, artistic director for ASEAN Korea Center, Consultant for the Korean Ministry of National Defense, and director for LAMPLAB. She writes columns for the leading press in S. Korea including “Suejin Shin’s Reading Photographs” for the Chosun Daily Newspaper, an opinion column for JoongAng Sunday, “The Art of Perspective” for the Economist Korea, and “The real creator” for Forbes Korea. Shin is the author of such works as Contemporary Korean Photography(2017), Reading Photographs with the Heart (2013), Photography: Opening the Age of Light (sponsored by RMN, French Union of National Museum, 2009), Photographs, Reading or Seeing (2006), and has directed more than 40 exhibitions in Korea and abroad, such as On the Line (sponsored by Korean Ministry of National Defense, Daelim Museum, 2010), The Masters of 20th Century (Seoul Arts Center, 2009), Sway in the Space (Daegu Photo Biennale, 2008), and Myth in the Mirror (Artsonje Center, 2007). Shin appeared as a lecturer and panelist on numerous TV programs. She gave lectures on contemporary art and psychology as the invited speaker at various corporations and government events such as Samsung Presidential Council, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, the Jeju Forum, the Korea Marketing Club, and KEPCO.