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Event April 29: Aenikkaeng Koreans of the Yucatan Peninsula (Korean migration to Mexico in the early 1900s)

April 21, 2021

April 29th, 2021 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) | Online via Zoom

The UW Center for Korea Studies will host an exciting event on April 29th. This event is supported by the East Asia Center.

This presentation will discuss the ‘Aenikkaeng’ Koreans of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, and the history of their migration to Mexico in the early 1900s. Award winning photographer, Michael Vince Kim, will also discuss and share his work in the Yucatan with the descendants of the Aenikkaeng Koreans.

Michael Vince Kim is a Korean-Argentinean photographer based in London. His work, rooted in the elusiveness of memory and identity in the face of displacement, has been selected for the Magnum “30 Under 30” Award, the Royal Photographic Society’s Postgraduate Bursary, and the Magnum Graduate Photographers Award. In 2017, he received first prize in the People Stories category of the World Press Photo Contest and was selected to take part in the Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam.
Michael’s work has been exhibited internationally and featured in the New York Times, National Geographic, The Guardian, Le Monde and many other publications.
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