New exhibition at East Asia Library - "An Accidental Photographer: Seoul 1969"

May 2, 2018
Joshua Capitanio

The East Asia Library is hosting a new exhibition of photographs entitled "An Accidental Photographer: Seoul 1969," located in the display cases on the third floor landing. 

"An Accidental Photographer: Seoul 1969" features the photography of Dr. Margaret Condon Taylor, who captured these images while in Seoul as a Peace Corps volunteer.  The photographs offer glimpses into the changing scenes of ordinary Korean life during a period of rapid modernization.  This exhibition was first displayed at the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan, where Dr. Taylor is an alumna, marking the first public showing of these photographs in nearly fifty years.  It is currently on loan to the Stanford East Asia Library from Asia Library, University of Michigan Library, with support from the Nam Center for Korean Studies, University of Michigan.

The exhibition will be on view at the East Asia Library from May 1 to August 1.

Photograph by Margaret Condon Taylor.


Joshua Capitanio

Joshua Capitanio

Public Services Librarian, East Asia Library
Bibliographer, East and Southeast Asia (Western languages)
Subject Specialist, Religious Studies