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  • Chang-seong Lee


    Chang-seong Lee (b.1943, Gongju) was a journalist for the Shin-A Ilbo photography department in
    1966. After working in the media, he worked as a photographer and desk editor for 30 years before retiring. In May 1980, he was dispatched to Gwangju to report and record the activities of the civilian forces. His photograph of a civilian being shot by paratroopers during the uprising was published in 1995, shocking the public. His photographs have been described as the fairest and most objective representation of the Gwangju uprising and its atrocities. In 1975, he received the Korean Journalist Award (Press Photo section). He served as a lecturer at the Department of Photography at the Sangmyung University and at the New Media Education Center and as vice president of the Korea Press Association.