Please Come Back Soon
Project info

In the series “Please Come Back Soon”, New York native Janice Chung travels to Seoul for the first time, following her mother to reconnect with their family and her roots. The intimate scenes explore the family dynamics and slight tensions that unravel as Chung’s mother begins to make up lost time with her family after 30 years worth of memories untold and 10 years of long distance phone calls. While her mother re-immerses herself in her previous life, Chung, meeting almost her entire maternal family for the first time, curiously captures the nuances of her new relationship to her family and home using her camera.The photographs include scenes inside Chung’s grandparents’ home as well as scenes in Seoul and the province of Gyeonggi, Korea.