An Outsider’s Perspective On South Korea

Australian documentary photographer Kate Molenkamp shot a series of photos depicting daily life in South Korea from an outsider’s perspective.

“As a foreigner in Asia, the intensity of urban life is a confronting experience”Underpinned by a fascination with anthropology, Molenkamp’s ‘Outlander’ series focuses on the observation of custom and ritual in the urban life and landscape of the monocultural society through a foreign lens. A statement by the artists reads, “As a foreigner in Asia, the intensity of urban life is a confronting experience; social and cultural peculiarities attribute to a sense of displacement. The shift in the customs, the order and the function of society not only make one feel alien; often you are perceived as one in turn.”

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All images © Kate Molenkamp

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