ABOUT   Arin Yoon (pronounced uh-RIN or 아린) (she/her) is...
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Arin Yoon (pronounced uh-RIN or 아린) (she/her) is a Korean American documentary photographer and visual artist based in the Kansas City area. Her work focuses on the military community and the impacts of war, notions of family, women and issues of identity and representation. She is a National Geographic Explorer and an International Women's Media Foundation fellow.

She has exhibited at venues such as the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History in Seoul, Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, Photoville and A.I.R. Gallery in New York. Her work has been featured in National Geographic, The Washington Post, NPR, ProPublica and The New York Times, among other publications. Arin also writes. You can read some of her work here and here.

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 is HEFAT certified.

LOCATION  Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Available for assignments. Drive times to midwestern cities:
Kansas City, KS/MO - 20-40 mins
Topeka, KS - 1 hr
Omaha, NE - 2.5 hrs
Wichita, KS - 3 hrs
Des Moines, IA - 3 hrs


The Yunghi Grant
Asian American Journalists Association Award Excellence in Photojournalism, Photo Story
Art in the Loop Project Selected Artist
New York Portfolio Review
International Women’s Media Foundation Lauren Brown Fellow
Tallgrass Artist Resident
International Women’s Media Foundation Gwen Ifill Fellow
Sundress Publications Best of the Net-Art, Finalist
National Geographic Society Explorer Grant
Eddie Adams Workshop XXXIV
We, Women Grant
Missouri Photo Workshop 72
Leavenworth Tourism Grant
National Military Family Association Grant
Critical Mass, Photolucida Finalist

Women Photograph, Diversify Photo, Asian American Journalists Association, National Press Photographers Association, Jackson Wild Collective, In The Luupe

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