Greeting the New Year, 2022, GoEun Museum of Photography is hosting the exhibition titled as The Map is not the Territory, with six participants from the MYOP photo agency in France. This exhibition proposes a future oriented vision of French photography. It is a meaningful international exhibition and is being held with the cooperation of MYOP, the leading group in the expansion of modern documentary photography. I am very happy to host this international exhibition of GoEun Museum of Photography which will be a new chapter of the cultural exchange between Korea and France in photography. I’d like to express my deep gratitude to all the related organizations and staff who have supported this exhibition.
MYOP was founded in 2005 and is composed of 20 photographers who tackle various issues in modern society through progressive ideas and original photographic behaviors.
Each photographer’s accumulated stories through inner experience went through continuous discussion processes, and they are being actively recorded in photographic visuals.
The special value of photography is the recording of time and space. The subject is visualized subjectively through the new concept espoused by each photographer. The exhibition of MYOP’s The Map is not the Territory unfolds various personal records of participating photographers who describe the difference between their beliefs and reality, and the difference between the real world and the world we look at by subjective documentary photography. This exhibition will be a meaningful event for us to experience the identity of modern documentary photography.
In the year of the Black Tiger, please enjoy the beauty of French photography at GoEun Museum of Photography. I sincerely thank you for your continuous encouragement and support, and wish you a happy and healthy new year.
Director, GoEun Museum of Photography
ⓒ Ed Alcock, Entre Chien et Loup 014, Pigment Print, 2015
ⓒ Guillaume Binet, American Road Trip001, Pigment Print, 2015
ⓒ Guillaume Binet, American Road Trip076, Blue Back wallpaper, 2015
ⓒ Pierre Hybre, La Vie Sauvage026, Pigment Print, 2015
ⓒ Pierre Hybre, La Vie Sauvage027, Pigment Print, 2015
ⓒ Alain Keler, Motel Paradiso28, Pigment Print, 2008
ⓒ Alain Keler, Motel Paradiso35, Pigment Print, 2008
ⓒ Julien Pebrel, Sulina015, Pigment Print, 2010
ⓒ Julien Pebrel, Sulina018, Pigment Print, 2010
© Stéphane Lagoutte, Beirut 75-15_01, Pigment Print, 2015
© Stéphane Lagoutte, Beirut 75-15_02, Pigment Print, 2015
ⓒ Ed Alcock, Entre Chien et Loup 006, Pigment Print, 2015