Youngho Kang: 99 Variations of a Self-Portrait

July 15, 2014 10:04 PM

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Youngho Kang: 99 Variations of a Self-Portrait

Photographers have been turning the camera toward themselves for years. From Andy Warhol to Robert Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman to Francesca Woodman, Lee Friedlander to -- well, you name it. These are just a handful of artists who helped set the stage for many of today's contemporary photographers who set out to become the sitter and the maker.

I met South Korean photographer Youngho Kang at the LensCulture FotoFest Paris portfolio review event in 2013. Kang is not shy in front of the camera. In each image, he's playing a part in a story that only he could tell. As he puts it, "the mirror became the space where I am both the director and t...

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