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2021/01/13 – Mobility Humanities Colloquium #21

The History of Captured Moments

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  • SpeakerKyung Ryul Lee (Chung-Ang University)

Mobility Humanities Colloquium #21

2021/01/13 – The History of Captured Moments

Kyung Ryul Lee (Chung-Ang University)

Date: 2021/01/13 (Wednesday) 15:00

Place: Konkuk University New Millennium Hall #1106

In this colloquium, Professor Kyung Ryul Lee analyzed the history of photography in the 19th century ranging from the invention of photography in 1839 to the birth of movie. Professor Lee explained that “It was in the early 19th century that the reconstruction of movements was first possible through camera lenses.” Afterwards, the development of photographic technology enabled people to capture sub-second moments unseen with human eyes.” He pointed out that “Capturing moments were not only technological revolutions but also psychological innovations that made it possible for us to discover everyday life, science, art and modernism from unknown worlds.”

Dr. Kyung Ryul Lee received his doctoral degree in Art History with specialty in Photography from the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne in France; and is currently Professor in the School of Performing Arts and Media (Photography Major) at Chung-Ang University. He served as a deliberation committee member of both Art Preservation Management section and Art Bank at the Korean National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Taking interest in photography theory and aesthetics, he conducts theoretical research on photography. Professor Lee is the author of 《Photography and Movement》 and 《What Do Photos Represent》 and translated 《(L') Acte photographique》 and 《(La)photographie plasticienne: un art paradoxal》 into Korean. He also wrote journal articles, 〈The Fabricated Photograph and the Typological Study of the History of the Korean Photograph〉 and 〈Revival of Movement and Velocity Shown in Futurism〉.​