The Baekdu Daegan as One Mountain System - NOTE NEW DATE
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 7:30 pm (nb: the FIRST Tuesday of the month)
The Baekdu Daegan is the biosphere of the entire Korean peninsula. After completing the first-ever photographic documentation of the Baekdu Daegan in both Koreas, Roger Shepherd now ponders whether the Baekdu Daegan has any hope of being shared by both Koreas as a national symbol of homogeneous identity. Further to that; with South Korea vying for the Baekdu Daegan to be a UNESCO world heritage site, what obstacles and opportunities will this submission face in regards to getting the North Koreans on board? Can it be done? His talk will be followed by a slide show featuring his explorative work from DPRK.
Roger Shepherd is a New Zealander residing in Korea. Through his lens and writings he makes his full-time living exploring Korea’s Baekdu Daegan and its ethnographic connections with Korea’s identity. His photographic work has been exhibited in New Zealand, South Korea, and North Korea. Recently he published a 160p photo-art book on Mountains of the Baekdu Daegan from North & South Korea. Copies will be on sale after the lecture.