Joanne Junga Yang
Joanne Junga Yang is the director of Y&G Art global contemporary project, an agency specializing in the exchange of fine art photography, as well as finding and introducing contemporary artists from around the world to the Asian public. She worked as a curator of the Seoul Photo Festival (2011) and co-curator of the Dong Gang International Photo Festival (2013). She has organized and curated many exhibitions on contemporary art and photography. In 2011, she was awarded a commendation by the mayor of Seoul, Seoul Metropolitan Government (for her curation of the Seoul Photo Festival) and she has been appointed Director of the International Committee, Seoul Photo Festival, by the Seoul Metropolitan City Government.
Joanne served as an editor-in-chief of Point: Asian Contemporary Art magazine (2010–2011), editor-in-chief of ‘ArtVas-The Photo’ magazine (2012–2013) and has published many columns and interviews to Korean and International photographic art magazines such as Monthly Photography, PhotoDot, Photo Plus, PANTOM, and many more.
Joanne Junga Yang is invited to many international events relating to photographic art, as a reviewer such as Houston FotoFest (USA), LensCulture Fotofest Paris (France), Encontros da Imagen in Braga (Portugal), Month of Photography in Bratislava (Slovakia), International Portfolio Review in Moscow (Russia), FORMAT International Photography Festival (UK), Ballalat Photo Biennale (Australia) and more. She was also selected as a jury for the photography contest of ‘Photovisa’ International Photofestival, Russia (2010, 2014) as well as others, such as LensCulture International Exposure Awards, France (2012).