Photography by Leo Kim
Center for Faith and Life
April 1 - May 22, 2005
Leo Kim is a free-lance photographer who was born to Korean parents in what was then Japanese-occupied Shanghai, China. He eventually made his way to the United States, working and studying at North Dakota State University. In 1985, he made a permanent move to Minneapolis. The current exhibit is part of a project containing over 50 images of North Dakota which were eventually published as a book, "North Dakota Prairie Landscape," (available at the Luther College Book Shop).
"Rather than depicting everything I see in everyday life, I'm selecting images as I go about, when I'm shooting. None of them is planned. They just happen. For every photo that I have produced so far, I may have stopped at eight, ten different places. What I do is go to a place I think might be interesting, then try to have the patience to let the photograph come to me. Sometimes it takes a couple of days waiting."