* Date : 2016-03-14
John Tonks, UK Royal Photographic Society's beloved photographer known for capturing vivid moments of humans, landscapes, and history, embarks on a journey through color with a Korean artist and traveler, Kim Mul-gil.
Jeonju is a city known for its traditional houses and food.John and Mul-gil visit the city on Hanbok Day and meet with tourists from all corners of Korea. Here, people form a colorful parade and John and Mul-gil rent their own hanboks.
John and Mul-gil visit a natural dye workshop in Jangheung and see Park Sun-jin's efforts to create natural colors by using Chinese indigo, marigold, and safflower. Park, the workshop's owner, began natural dyeing her own clothes after she had suffered from atopic dermatitis. John and Mul-gil also visit Seonhak-dong and take a rest within the village's blooming buckwheat field.
Damyang, Jeollanam-do Province is known for its abundant water and sunshine. There, John and Mul-gil meet Lee Sun-ja, a woman who makes dasik (traditional snack) with natural ingredients from Chuwolsan Mountain. From Che fruit to pine needles, raspberry, lotus root, and gardenia, diverse ingredients of different colors and flavors turn into dasik in Lee's skillful hands.
John and Mul-gil's last destination is Gimje, Jeollabuk-do Province. They walk past a street lined with garden cosmoses and arrive at Cheongunsa Temple. They meet the temple's chief monk and Taenghwa master Do-won, who teaches them about the temple's dancheong (traditional coloring scheme) and colors that carry religious prayers.