Cyber Fotog Crew Member Who has been making new_PHOTO age..................



    IN THESE DAYS, THOUGH WE LIVE WITH MANY MEDIA INCLUDING PHOTOGRAPH, WE RECOGNIZED THAT PHOTO AND MEDIA IS NOT A DIRECT AND VISUAL CONVEYANCE ROLE BUT HAS A MEANS OF GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION.

    IT'S  ACTUAL.  IN SCHOLARSHIP,  THE ESSENCE OF PHOTOGRAPH WAS DEFINED AS A MEANS OF LANGUAGE.   PRIMARILY,  SPEECH AND CHARACTER IS A SIGN.

    IN THIS ASPECT,  MEDIA AND LANGUAGE ARE A SIMILAR MEANS FOR COMMUNICATION.    AND BECAUSE PHOTOGRAPH HAS A SIGN CHARACTER, IT IS FOR READING MEANS.


    AN EXCELLENT PHOTOGRAPH IS AN SENTENCE WHICH CAN CONVEY THE FEELING AND THOUGHT   CLEARLY LIKE AN RIGHT SENTENCE.   AND PHOTOGRAPH AND LITERATURE DEAL WITH HUMAN SOCIETY,  HUMAN LIFE, CULTURE AND SO ON.  SO IT IS SIMILAR TO LITERATURE.

    PHOTOGRAPH HAS AN INDEPENDENT IMAGE BASED ON ESTHETICS AND MULTI-IMAGE LIKE PHOTO GRAPH SERIES AND PHOTOGRAPH ESSAY BASED ON STORY WHICH CONVEYING ONE'S THOUGHT AND FEELING.  


    MODERN PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO WANT TO UNDERSTAND THE ESSENCE AND CHARACTER OF PHOTOGRAPHS  DEEPLY PREFER TO MULTI-IMAGE BECAUSE IT HAS STRONG IMPLICATION AND PERSUASIVE POWER. 


    AS SHOWN THROUGH THE TITLE,  GLOBAL SCAPE,  PHOTOGRAPHER  MR.TOH, JIN-GYU FOCUS ON A SENSE OF GLOBAL AGE AND SELECT REPORTAGE TO CONVEY ONE'S THOUGHT AND FEELING THROUGH OBJECTIVELY AND EXACTLY. 

    BY SHOWING LIFE STYLE,  LANDSCAPE,  RELIGION FESTIVAL AND TRADITIONAL CULTURE THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHS FRANKLY,  IT MAKE US TO THINK ABOUT LIFE AND ENVIRONMENT SERIOUSLY.

    PHOTOGRAPH IS A VISUAL AND MEDIA MEANS TRANSCENDING TIME, SPACE AND BOUNDARY.   AND IT IS THE ORIGINAL CHARACTER OF PHOTOGRAPH.



 오늘날 우리는 사진을 포함한 영상의 홍수속에 살고 있으면서도,  사진에 대한 우리의 일반적 문화수준은 정작 사진이나 영상이 직접적이면서도 강력한 시각적 전달력을 갖는  "시각기호로서의 역할"을  한다는 것을 잘 인식하지 못하고,  단지  한장으로 보이는 회화적인 묘사매체로 이해되고 있는 것이 현실이다.   
사진의  본질은  "언어" 라고 학문에서 정의하고 있다.  
본래 말이나 문자(文字)란 것은 기호이다.  이렇게 본다면  영상과 언어는 의미를 전달하는데 대단히 닮은 점이 많은 communication 수단이며.  사진이 기호적인 성격을 가지고 있다면 "본다"는것 보다  "읽어야한다"라고 해야하는 매체인 것이다.  
사진이 예술이기 위해서는 특정한 장소의 특정한 순간을 묘사한  우연성에 바탕을 둔 걸작사진주의나 기술위주의 표현 보다  작가가 보고 느끼고 전달하고 싶은 의미들이 선명하게 정리되어 전달되는 주제가 분명한 하나의 문장다워야 한다.    이것은 일정한 문법에 따라 잘 정리된 문장이 전달하고자 하는 의미가 더욱 명료하고 신선하게 전달되는것과 같다고 할  수  있다.  
사진과 문학은 인생과 사회, 문화를 포함하는  인간사회를 주된 테-마로 다루고 있으므로  내용적으로는 문학과 유사하고   시각적으로는 2차원 평면으로 보이는 회화형식을 띄고 있기때문에  다소 혼돈스럽기도 하다.  
문학에도 다양한 표현형식이 있듯이  사진 또한 보이는 형식면에서 다양하다.    미학사상에 바탕을 둔 단순한 감탄사나 하나의 낱말 성격을 띈다고할 수 있는  한장 한장이 독립된 이미지로 보여주는 형식이 있는가 하면,   이야기나 스토리성에 중심을 둔 포토시리즈, 포토에세이 또는 포토스토리라 하는 multi-image로 표현하는 형식들이 있다.   

사진가 도진규가 여러장의 사진으로 보여주는 이러한 사진형식은 작가가 주장하고 싶거나 호소하고 싶은 전달하고자 하는 의도를 스토리성 영상작법에 바탕을 두고 작가가 보고 느낀 세상풍정  이모 저모들을 이야기하듯 보여주어 작가의 작의(作意)를  표현하는 형식이다.   
현대의 사진표현형식은 과거와 달리  1장사진형식으로 표현하는 의미보다   이러한 multi-photo형식으로 보여주는 것은  total이미지로써 갖는 함축미와 설득력이 훨씬 강하기 때문에,   사진의 본질과 특성을 깊이 이해하고 영상의 본질에 충실하고자하는  전문성을 갖춘 사진가들이나  의식있는 작가정신을 발휘하는 사진가들이 많이 취하고 있는 형식이다.   
" the Global-scape ",      title이 암시하듯 작가는 글로발 시대감각에 초점을 맞추고, 또한 사진을 찍고자 한 목적과  카메라가 사물을 향하게 한 의도를 분명히하고, 객관적 입장에서 정확하게 전달하여 일반에게 널리알리려는 의미로 reportage형식을 취했다.  
언어가 다르고,  얼굴색과 생김새가 다르며,  문화의식이 다른 이국의 사람들이  특이하게 살아가고 있는 생활풍경, 그들 생활주변의 전원적인풍경, 그리고 이 모든것을 포용하고 있는 대자연풍경과   종교축제,  그 자신들의 역사를 지켜가고 있는 전통문화  등 가식없이 본대로를 전달하여 보는 이로 하여금 그 현장에  서있는 듯한 현실성과 사실성을 함께 느끼게하며  어딘가 동질감이 있는 인간삶의 의미와 환경에 대해서 생각해보도록하는 message를  던져주고 있다고할 수 있다.. 
사진은 시간과 공간,  국경을 초월하는 시각언어, 영상언어 수단으로  이미 그 역할을 하고 있음이다.  이런점이  사진은 다른 예술매체로서는 표현 전달이 불가능한 "사진만의 특성과  세계를 가진  예술양식" 이라고 하는 것이다.   
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이 수 종 Lee, soo  jong [ Act., Professor Taegu Arts University- 대구예술대학교 겸임교수 ]  

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