Photo © Shin Woo Ryu
This work is a pine tree in a bamboo forest.
Shin Woo Ryu KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
Ryu was born in Hahoe Folk Village, Republic of Korea; a UNESCO World Heritage site. He graduated from Seoul National University in 1966 and contributed to constructing the multipurpose dams in Korea as a design and construction supervisor. Ryu is a Professional Engineer Civil Engineering Execution and was a former Adjunct Professor of Kyungpook National University. He is a self-taught artist focusing on landscapes, and started photographing in 1978 with his first camera, the Canon AE-1. Ryu earned his EFIAP/g (Excellence FIAP Gold) distinction from the International Federation of Photographic Art(FIAP) in 2020, his Excellence (EPSA) distinction from the Photographic Society of America(PSA) in 2020 and his GPU VIP-2 distinction from the Global Photographic Union in 2020. He was awarded 2 FIAP Blue Pin, 36 gold medals, 20 silver medals, 22 bronze medals, 176 honorable mentions, and 2,959 acceptances from various International Salons under FIAP, PSA and/or GPU patronage. His 25 works are stored as digital images in The Artistic Patrimony of FIAP. Ryu received the Best Author at "4th International Exhibition of Photography PHOTO PERSPECTIVE 2020" in Bosnia and Herzegonia, the Best Author at "52nd Howrah Colour Salon 2020" in India, and the Best Author in color free theme at "16e Salon International d'Art Photographique de Pessac 2018" in France.
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