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Traveling American artist / researcher, Hector Kim (AKA: H. Kim) specializes in fine art travel photography, documentary film production, and East Asian cinema studies. Kim is an award-winning, published visual artist whose work have been shown and televised globally. Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea by a Confucianist father and a Christian mother, Hector Kim moved to the U.S. as a teenager. Kim enjoyed his successful career in California as a filmmaker / dot-com-producer. Kim founded Saram, Inc. in the state of California, and created promotional films and online contents for numerous fortune 500 corporate clients including Samsung, Canon and NBC. In addition, Kim filmed and/or photographed many celebrities in the entertainment industry including the Dustin Hoffman family, Don Henley of the Eagles, and the Katzenberg family of Dream Works.
Kim's passion for learning has taken him to many places around the world. After getting his B.A. in cinema from Columbia College Hollywood, Kim moved on to Europe in order to broaden his perspective. He read postgraduate level film theories at The University of Nottingham, U.K., and was awarded an International M.A. / M.S. degree with distinction in Asian studies by Lund University, Sweden. Marco Polo says in his epilogue of life, "I haven't told the half of what I'd seen." Kim wishes to do the same for himself, and share such spirit with fellow pilgrims of life like you. Kim welcomes constructive criticism and loves to share travel stories with the world through photography.
Kim now shares his time between New York, Seoul, Bangkok and Stockholm, persistently challenging himself on intercontinental projects.
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Facebook (fan page): http://facebook.com
Facebook (personal): http://facebook.com/hectorkim
PhotoMazing Thailand (by Hector Kim): http://facebook.com/thailandbook
[ PUBLICATIONS ]
PhotoMazing Thailand, 2010
South Korean Cinema and Hybridity of East Asian Identity, 2010
Through Time and Space with People, 2010