Funerary Portraits for Those Who Can’t Afford Them

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Portraits are required at conventional South Korean funerals. But in a country where over half of the elderly population live below the poverty line, more Koreans can’t even afford that. Here’s a photographer who offered to take free portraits of the seniors in Jongno, Seoul.
 
 
Cover image: Funerary portraits by Kim Kwang-an. (Source: Courtesy of Kim Kwang-an)
Read more about the lives of the elderly in South Korea, a country where around half of the elderly population live below the poverty line:

Youngjoo is an artist and videographer based in South Korea.

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