* Date : 2015-09-07
Magnum Photos member Patrick Zachmann has been projecting his deep interests in cultural identity and immigrants on his photographs. Now the esteemed photographer has come to Andong, Korea's spiritual origin and the mecca of tradition. What kind of stories would Patrick Zachmann, who has worked with immigrants for so long, find with people who have lived in one village for hundreds of years?
Hahoe Village is a 600-year-old clan-based community. People here live by the moral codes of Confucianism. Patrick Zachmann captures the entire process of a solemn and dignified memorial service at the main family home of the Ryu clan. See how the ceremony conveys Koreans' respect for their ancestors and filial love.
Seowon are traditional schools established by students to commemorate their teacher. Patrick Zachmann is invited to one of the seowon to observe a two-day memorial service. Follow Patrick as he explores how the students of a 16th-century scholar are still honoring his memory and teachings.
Patrick Zachmann hears the story of how a family disassembled a 500-year-old house to save the old home from being flooded and put them back together piece by piece over 40 years. He also meets a Korean-American bride and an American groom getting married in a Korean traditional wedding ceremony.