Born in the South Korea in 1992, HaleLee Seoyeon is a photographer and a filmmaker based in New
HaleLee’s works are imbued with her childhood memories. Her works were photographed in New York City capture the sense of isolation. She has lived many different places in South Korea because of a childhood spent relocating due to her father’s profession. Her camera was the tool to remember her memories and places she had formed when she was young.
HaleLee has won awards such as first place winner of PDN portrait competition, PDN exposure award, Honorable Mention with 2 series at International Photography Of The Year (IPOTY), and 9th 2017 ArtSlant Prize Juried Winner in the photography Category. She also won The Chelsea International Competition and she is one of the selected artists at Agora Gallery. Her “Reminiscence” series were reviewed by The School of Journalism. Her works are currently on view at Agora Gallery in New York City, PDN January Issue, LaGuardia College North Gallery in New York, Darkroom Gallery in Vermont.
One of editors reviewed her works and wrote, "Her works show on many different levels: as street photography and a portrait of New York. As continuous motion photography which shows the river of time flowing through space. As self portraiture and personal narrative. The stillness VS movement, architecture against flesh, the indoor chair ludicrously placed outside. There is a perfect (dis)harmony between private and public in these compositions. "
HaleLee is currently working on publishing a documentary magazine focus on Asian cultural issues taken by Asian photographers. Her goal is to make a platform for local Asian photographers. HaleLee is continuing her “Exi[s]t”, “Glimmer In The Dust” series and working on new series called “Wallflowers”.
Both "Glimmer In The Dust" and "Exi[s]t" series are currently on view at Photo District News Winners gallery.
"Glimmer In The Dust" is currently on view at LaGuardia College Gallery, L.I.C, New York.