Arin Yoon (she/her) is a documentary photographer and visual artist based in Kansas City, Kansas. Her work focuses on women, notions of family, displacement, identity, and representation. Yoon is a National Geographic Explorer, an International Women’s Media Foundation Fellow, and a We, Women Photo Artist. She is a member of Women Photograph, Diversify Photo, and the Asian American Journalists Association. Her work has been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Reuters, ProPublica, the New York Times and the Washington Post. Yoon has exhibited at venues internationally, such as the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History in Seoul, South Korea. She has an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts as well as a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago.
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This work seeks to preserve the legacies and share the testimonies of Korean “comfort women,” a euphemism for women (mostly teenagers at the time) who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II.Learn More