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©Truth Jinsil Leem

E-mail: truthleem@gmail.com

Truth Leem, born in Seoul, lives & works in Paris.
BA in Photojournalism and MA in Psychoanalytic Therapy, she started out as a photojournalist working for Reuters and AFP.
Her personal art is an investigation of Korean culture, using her own personal history, and revealing it’s roots in Korean society, its pressures and hidden violence.
She has been exhibited in Korea, Singapore, France & England.

Selected Photo Exhibitions & Projections

•City of Lost homes - Daegu Photo Biennale, Korea, 2018
•Errance Immobilité - Fotohaus Arles, France, 2017
•City of Lost Homes - FORMAT International Photography Festival, UK, 2017
•The Perfect Happy Family Portrait (projection) - Encontros da Imagem, Portugal, 2016
•Errance Immobilité - CACP Villa Pérochon, France, 2015
•Island - CACP Villa Pérochon, France, 2015
•Ballon - 지금 여기, 장님 코끼리 만지듯 - Nowhere, Seoul, 2015
•The Perfect Happy Family Portrait - Singapore International Photo Festival, 2014


•ISSP Photobook workshop with Yumi Goto & Jan Rosseel, Latvia, 2018
•University of Myeongji, Master in Art Therapy & Psychoanalysis
•University of Missouri-Columbia, 2009, Bachelor of Journalism in Photojournalism, Minor in Art History and Fine Art Photography
•VII Photo Workshop with Christopher Morris, Germany, 2012
•Angkor Photo Workshop with Atoine D'Agata, Cambodia, 2012
•Missouri Photo Workshop, USA, 2008

Achievements and awards

•Residency, CACP Villa Pérochon, France, 2015
•Hope Françoise Demulder Award, 2012
•First Prize, Angkor Photo Festival, 2012
•Reuters Picture of the Year, 2011
•American Photography 24, 2008
•Selected at International Fine Art Photography, Colorado, 2006
•Edward Kim Award, 2005

Journalism work

•Photojournalist for Reuters, AFP, USA Today, Missourian
•Publications for The New York Times, TIMES, BBC, International Herald Tribune, Wall Street Journal, NBC NEWS, LA Times, The Boston Globe, The Globe and Mail, PHOTO, Chicago Tribune