Arin Yoon is a Korean American documentary photographer, visual artist, and arts educator based in the greater Kansas City area. Her work focuses on the military, families, and women and issues of representation and identity.
Arin is a National Geographic Explorer and her project, "To Be At War", is funded by grants from the National Geographic Society, We, Women, The National Military Family Association, and the City of Leavenworth. She is a member of Women Photograph and an alumna of the Missouri Photo Workshop 72, and has been a recipient of the Darkroom Residency Program through Baxter Street Camera Club of New York.
She has exhibited at venues such as the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History in Seoul, Daegu Arts Center, Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, Anthology Film Archives and A.I.R. Gallery in New York, iam8bit Gallery in Los Angeles, and the Chicago Humanities Institute. Her work on Korean "comfort women" is a part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Sexual Slavery in South Korea.
Arin's work has appeared in Reuters, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Korea Times, The Record, and Character Media. She has an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts and a BA in Political Science and a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago.
She lives on a military installation and is available for work on issues dealing with the military community. For assignments, print sales or other inquiries: