Gwangju

Walk It Out, Snap Some Pics, Win Prizes

Today marks the one-month countdown to the 7th Annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk. The walk is the largest of its kind with over 800 walks scheduled to take place in countries all over the world on Saturday, October 11th.

Five walks have been organized in Korea so far and photographers of all skills levels are invited to join the groups who will be trekking around Gwangju, Gyeongju, Daejon, and Seoul (which will host two walks). If you don't have a fancy camera and are only working with your iphone, don't worry. Join a walk anyway. This is a time for photographers to practice, learn, teach, get some fresh air, and generally nerd out over their love of taking pictures.

Each organizer has planned for their group to meet at a cafe or restaurant to relax and share their work after the walk.

Participants will also have to opportunity to submit their photos from the event and win prizes from this year's sponsors.

Click on the city names listed above to sign up for your walk. No photo walk organized for your city? Click here to start one! 

Art Fix: Take A Bow

PANK.kr founder, curator, and past [b]racket artist Martyn Thompson will be presenting his third solo exhibition very soon, on May 17th in Gwangju. Thompson's exhibit will feature photographs from his Korean Bow Collection 2014. In an artist statement he explains that many customs in Korea are subtle and generally have far more meaning to older Koreans than to the newer generations who are quickly moving away from many of the country's traditions. Thompson's collection highlights the complexities and intricacies of the Korean bow by following each model from standing to a full, deep bow.

[b]racket writer Whit Altizer wrote about Thompson's art in the November 2013 issue: "Thompson's work isn't something you can casually glance at in an exhibit and then move on. It captivates you; it forces you to think. And this is his goal: whether you want to or not, he wants you to think."

Thompson's thought provoking pieces will be on display from May 17th to June 7th with an opening reception on the 17th at 7PM at PDG Gallery. Click the image above for more information on the event's facebook page. Click Here for the most accurate google map you're bound to find. The gallery is on the 5th floor of the medical building that has the Mr. Pizza sign on it. 

- Lisa Highfill