Arin Yoon (she/her) is a Korean American documentary...
Arin Yoon (she/her) is a Korean American documentary photographer and visual artist based in the Kansas City area. Her work focuses on the military community and the impacts of war, displacement, notions of family, women and issues of identity and representation.

Arin is a National Geographic Explorer, a We, Women Photo artist, and an International Women's Media Foundation fellow. She is a member of Women Photograph and Diversify Photo and an alumna of the Eddie Adams Workshop and the Missouri Photo Workshop.

Her work has been featured in National Geographic, The Washington Post, Reuters, NPR, ProPublica, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, among other publications.

Arin 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.

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 is HEFAT certified.

She lives on and has access to military installations and is available for assignments.

Drive times to midwestern cities:
Kansas City, MO- 30 mins
Topeka, KS- 1 hr
Omaha, NE- 2.5 hrs
Wichita, KS- 3 hrs
Des Moines, IA- 3 hrs


Photo by Bethany Kidd

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