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Korea: Caught in Time (Caught in Time Series) Hardcover – March, 1998

ISBN-13: 978-1859641095 ISBN-10: 1859641091 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Caught in Time Series
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Garnet Pub Ltd; 1st edition (March 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1859641091
  • ISBN-13: 978-1859641095
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.8 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,867,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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TERRY BENNETT is a specialist in early photography of the Far East, with an expert knowledge of the photographic pioneers who first explored the world in the late nineteenth century. He is the author of Early Japanese Images, co-author of Japan: Caught in Time and has lectured and published many articles on related topics.

MARTIN UDEN is currently serving as British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jared M on December 10, 2004
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Korea, the land of the morning calm, shut itself off from the rest of the world for as long as it could until kicking and screaming, Korea began to open its kingdom to the West for the first time in the 1870's. Korea doesn't seemed to have grabbed the imagination of the Victorian traveler in quite the same way as China or Japan, so as a consequence there is much less of a visual record of the colonial era in Korea. To compensate for this, Korea: Caught in Time helps me visualise what the people, and the places, were like as Korea moved into the modern age. As they say, a picture is worth 1000 words.

A number of photographs were taken by Herbert Ponting, who later accompanied Captain Scott to the Antarctic, and by Felice Beato, who is the first known photographer to have worked in Korea, having being part of the American Trading expedition in 1871. Other early western photographers have their images reproduced here. A number of Japanese photographers also worked in Korea, during the time of the Japanese colonial occupation, and a sampling of their work is included.There are images taken from the first significant foray by the Western world into Korea by America, American ships making their presence felt on the Korean peninsula in 1871 and capturing, probably for the first time ever, photographic images of Korean people.

There are samplings of the initial contact with the outside world, and of some of the minor ensuing conflicts. Farming and industries are depicted as is daily Korean life in the cities such as weddings and funerals, and general street scenes such as cobblers plying their trade. There are a number of formal portraits of members of the aristocracy and government officials.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 17, 1998
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This book presents rare pictures form a country that had sealed itself off from the rest of the world and tried to keep out the west. Not until the latter part of the last century was Korea forced to open up. The pictures not only present first impressions of Korea by western photographers, but also show an early show of western force against the desire of Korea to keep itself free of western influence. The early documentation of imperial force gives thought to how much or how little things have changed from just a century ago. Native Koreans themselves would perhaps enjoy the early photography of their country. With Korea so much in the news today this book can teach a great deal.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Smith on June 5, 2012
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East Asian photography historian Terry Bennett blesses us with a paperback reprint of his woefully rare 1998 hardcover photo journal 'Korea: Caught in Time'. A satisfying serving of some the earliest surviving prints on Korea, Bennett graciously but briefly narrates some of the stories behind the photos from his impressive private collection. Featuring a concise and informative introduction by former British Ambassador to Korea Martin Uden, this excellent compilation is one of the few of its kind. In addition to the varied subjects and locations included from the author's collection, this photo book is also sparingly padded with various prints from other public and private collections that span from the 1870s to the early 1900s.

The book begins with a contextual background on Korea's international state of affairs prior to the introduction of the camera by foreigners. The meat of the book, though, is but only sprinkled with relevant background knowledge and instead favors a photographic exposé approach. This contrasts the compendium storytelling of Donald Clark's 'Missionary Photography in Korea' or even John Rich's jaw-droppingly stunning 'Korean War in Color'. Bennett's collection is more fundamental than these other photo journals; it tells what little remains of the earliest photographs of Korea. According to Bennett, pickings were slim for the time: "It is no exaggeration to say [...] that for every one Korean print dating from the 1880s, I would expect to see 500 Japanese prints. That ratio for the 1870s would be worse, and 1860s Korean prints may be non-existent." (p.18).
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I gave this to my mother as a Christmas gift to remind her of her native Korea. Wonderful images and lo and behold my photographer brother-in-law raved about it after he saw it. Nice table top book especially if you're a Korean or fan of the country.
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By CrochetKitty on February 13, 2014
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I purchased this photo book for my mother for Christmas. It contains lots of rare photos from the 1800s through the 1930s or so. If you are interested in Asian or Korean history, this is definitely one to add to your collection.
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