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Jehson Baak

Baak was born in 1967 in South Korea. He emigrated with his family to the United States at the age of 9, living briefly in Alabama before settling in Maryland. After the University of Michigan, Baak moved to New York to pursue photography. In 1998, Baak relocated permanently to Paris. Baak's first solo exhibition was at Galerie Vu in Paris in 2002, followed by exhibitions at galleries and museums in Amsterdam, Istanbul, Los Angeles, New York, Milan, Seoul, Moscow, Brussels. His work is currently part of the "Noir et Blanc" exhibition organized by the Bibliotheque Nationale de France at the Grand Palais. Baak’s first monograph “Là ou Ailleurs” was published in Paris in 2006 by the French publisher, Robert Delpire, with a foreword by the French poet and art critic, Alain Jouffroy, followed by “Photographs” by the HUP Gallery in Amsterdam in 2008, and "One Last Goodbye" by Wonderlust Press in Paris in 2016. Baak’s work is represented in numerous private and public collections, notably the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris, George Eastman Museum, JPMorgan Chase Art Collection in New York, Wilson Center of Photography in London, and Musée Maillol in Paris. Baak was the guest of honor for the 2011 edition of Paris Photo.

Istanbul Residency works

Past works

01 LIv, NY 1990 JBaak
01 LIv, NY 1990 JBaak
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02 German Girl, NY 1987 JBaak
02 German Girl, NY 1987 JBaak
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03 Reflection of a woman, Paris 1999 JBa
03 Reflection of a woman, Paris 1999 JBa
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04 Bleecker St. Subway, NY 2003 JBaak
04 Bleecker St. Subway, NY 2003 JBaak
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05 Gerhard K, NY 1987 JBaak
05 Gerhard K, NY 1987 JBaak
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06 Girl and helicopter, St
06 Girl and helicopter, St
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07 Bram and Eddie, Holland 2001 JBaak
07 Bram and Eddie, Holland 2001 JBaak
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08 Woman pressed against glass, Paris 20
08 Woman pressed against glass, Paris 20
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09 Portrait of Fellini, Rome 1999 JBaak.
09 Portrait of Fellini, Rome 1999 JBaak.
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11 Boy in a bar, Paris 1998 JBaak
11 Boy in a bar, Paris 1998 JBaak
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10 Self-portrait with woman and donkey,
10 Self-portrait with woman and donkey,
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12 Parking lot at JFK, New York 2002 JBa
12 Parking lot at JFK, New York 2002 JBa
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13 Arrow, Paris 2000 JBaak
13 Arrow, Paris 2000 JBaak
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14 Girl and Father, Paris 2007 JBaak
14 Girl and Father, Paris 2007 JBaak
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