Ted Um – CV

Ted Um

I’m a South Korean photographer, born in Seoul and raised in the port city of Donghae. In 2014, I began to practice photography seriously after having an epiphany: that photography could express something “other,” something which cannot be defined by written or spoken language. Since this revelation, I think of photography as an act of meditation and use it to reflect upon myself and delve deeper into my subconscious. My projects represent different states of mind born from different aspects of “myself”. I use my camera as a way to acknowledge these personal realities and explore them within Korean society.


2016 | Ilu School of Photography | Seoul, South Korea

2007 | Bachelor of Arts in National Defense Science and Military Arts | Korea Air Force Academy | Cheongwon, South Korea


Apr. 2016 | The Portfolio of the Month | The Monthly Photo Art Magazine, Sajinyesul | “The Mysterious Girl”


Dec. 2016 | “The Koreans” | The Publisher I’m Your Sun | ISBN 979-11-958943-1-4


May. 2016 | The Photo Academy Ilu Graduation Exhibition | Seoul, South Korea

Feb. 2016 | Chiang Mai International Photo Festival | “The Koreans” | Chiang Mai, Thailand