Argus Paul – CV

Argus Paul Estabrook

I’m an emerging photographer currently based in Seoul, South Korea. As a Korean-American who grew up in a rural area of Virginia, I’ve a unique perspective of Korean identity and its relationship to both global and regional communities. I studied photography as an undergraduate, but set it aside during my MFA program at James Madison University to concentrate on intermedia. After moving to South Korea I rediscovered photography, using it as a means to document and share my experiences. In 2016, I mentored under David Alan Harvey to further study photographic philosophy and authorship.

My work has been published in Burn Magazine and LensCulture. It has also been awarded by the Sony World Photography Awards, PDN, LensCulture, International Photographer of the Year, International Photography Awards, Moscow International Foto Awards, and the Tokyo International Foto Awards.



Magnum Photos Agency | Workshop | Bangkok
James Madison University | MFA Studio Art | Virginia
Virginia Intermont College | BA Photography | Virginia


Taking to Heart //  LensCulture
Taking to Heart // Burn Magazine


Read All About It // 1st Place // National Awards: USA // Sony World Photography Awards
Read All About It // Shortlist // Open Competition: Motion // Sony World Photography Awards
Reflections Inside the Seoul Metro // 1st Place // People: Street // International Photographer Of The Year Awards

Siwen Falls // 1st Place // #OneShotDAH2016 // Burn Magazine
Wrestling in the Streets of Seoul // PDN Exposure Award 2016
Wrestling in the Streets of Seoul // 2nd Place // Events: Sports // Tokyo International Foto Awards
Wrestling in The Streets of Seoul // 3rd Place // Editorial: Sports // Tokyo International Foto Awards
A Cos’ality of Play //| 2nd Place // People: Life Style // Moscow International Foto Awards
Of a Premonition: Our Last Afternoon with Nainai // 3rd Place // Editorial: Personality // Moscow International Foto Awards
Of a Premonition: Our Last Afternoon with Nainai // 3rd Place // Editorial: Personality // International Photography Awards
A Cos’ality of Play // Honorable Mention // People: Lifestyle // International Photography Awards
Top 100 Award // LensCulture Street Photography Awards

War Drums and Ballet: How Hate Is Taught in South Korea // 2nd Place // Event: Other // International Photography Awards
Re: Constructions of South Korea // Honorable Mention // Fine Art: Abstract // International Photography Awards
Subway Reflection // 1st Place // I Shot It: Street Photography Competition III
I Dream of Film // 1st Place // Lomography: Film Photography Day Competition


School Memories: The Loss in Danwon High // PhotogrVphy Magazine

Taking to Heart //  LensCulture Network Gallery
School Memories: The Loss in Danwon High // Lomography

A Cos’ality of Play // Lensculture
The Dadaist Monsters of Argus Paul Estabrook // Lancia TrendVisions Magazine
Argus Paul Estabrook // [B]racket Magazine
A. Paul Estabrook // Pyschopomp Magazine // Issue 8
Get Featured: Argus Paul Estabrook // Japan Camera Hunter
Argus Paul’s Work, Inspirations, and Aspirations // Lomography
What A Roll: Argus Paul Estabrook // Whattaroll Magazine
Argus Paul Estabrook’s Surreal Work in Paper Cutting // Lomography
35mm Fun: Argus Paul // Canvas Grolsch