Julia Fullerton-Batten

13.01.2014 in15:18 in Creative,photoart -->


Another great project by Julia Fullerton-Batten. In this project she has posed street cast young women in Hanbok, the traditional Korean clothing, against a backdrop of their austere capital, Seoul. By illustrating their cultural traditions, such as tea ceremonies, gift giving and badminton, against the modern landscape, a tension between old and new is clearly illuminated. Though depicted within these images, this emotional and societal dissonance does not find resolution. It mirrors the experiences of the project’s models who find their existence caught between Communist nations, generational traditions and societal norms. Life continues despite this, however, it is this tension that inspires much of Julia’s image making as she explores themes of unspoken traditions, gender roles, and family dynamics.

These images were shot during monsoon season earlier this year and to capture them, she worked through intermittent storms and flooding.