Sam Finegold (b. 1993) is a Korean adoptee who is currently using photography as a tool for self-exploration. In 2018, he completed his series, "big Mr.", which explored the fear and uneasiness that young adults experience as they grow into adulthood. In 2016, he completed his photographic series, “Midwestern Boy”, which explored his identity as a Korean adoptee living in Midwest America. Prior to that, he made “The First Party”, a series of self-portraits shot on film and subsequently developed using beer to dilute the film developer. “The First Party” attempts to explore his non-existent family medical history, specifically surrounding the use of alcohol. He graduated from Macalester College in 2016. He currently lives in Seattle, WA.