Arin Yoon is a Korean American documentary photographer, visual artist, and arts educator based in the greater Kansas City area. Her work focuses on the military, families, and women and issues of representation and identity.
Arin is a National Geographic Explorer, a We, Women Photo artist, and an International Women's Media Foundation fellow. She is a member of Women Photograph and Diversify Photo and an alumna of the Eddie Adams Workshop and the Missouri Photo Workshop.

Her work has been featured in National Geographic, Reuters, ProPublica, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, Pop-Up Magazine, Elle Magazine and the 19th News, among other publications.

Arin has exhibited at venues such as the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History in Seoul, Daegu Arts Center, Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, Anthology Film Archives and A.I.R. Gallery in New York.

She has an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts and a BA in Political Science and a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago.

She lives on and has access to military installations and is available for work on issues dealing with the military community, among other assignments.

Drive times to midwestern cities:
Kansas City, MO- 30 mins
Topeka, KS- 1 hr
Omaha, NE- 2.5 hrs
Wichita, KS- 3 hrs
Des Moines, IA- 3 hrs
St. Louis, MO- 4 hrs

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