When I was a little boy, I used to like hiding in a quiet and isolated area. It could be under a desk, in the corner of a balcony, or inside a closet. Whenever I inhabited certain private spaces, it gave me a feeling of security. I believe that feeling is derived from a homing instinct which causes animals to go back to their primal territory.
I believe human beings have an inherent longing for a place like a womb in that it once provided us with a comfortable, quiet, and safe place as well as nutrition before we were born. For this series titled "Places to Hide," I intended to project this human desire for an enclosed area by placing naked bodies in those tiny spots, suggesting the idea of human animals hiding inside the womb in urban cities.
— Won Kim
makes her work at the periphery of anonymous cities, in the darkness of the night.
By mapping the precise contours of France's borders, this series raises conceptual questions about what countries, territories, and limits still mean today.
Photojournalism was yet again re-defined earlier this year whenwas awarded an honorable mention in the World Press Photo competition for photographs he took of quirky scenes he discovered while trolling around the world via Google Street View.