She is Park Geun-hye.
She is not just any woman.
She is now the president of South Korea .

I did not only take photos of her back.
But, I wanted to capture how she reflected onto the people around her.
Plus, I was curious to see the world from her point of view.

So I followed her for a year before she became president.

—Youngho Kang

Editor’s Note: This series was a finalist in the LensCulture Portrait Awards 2014. Discover all of the winners and finalists — an impressive array of portraits from many points of view.