Volume 9, Issue 2, Spring 2019
Throw Like YSP
On the Wild*Feminist Photography of Youngsook Park
This essay introduces the work of the “first generation” Korean feminist photographer Youngsook Park (b. 1941). Highlighting the spirited and critical “wildness” of her feminist aesthetic agenda, with a topical focus on her iconic Michinnyeon Project (1996–2005, “The Mad Women Project,” retranslated here as “The Crazy B*tch Project”), this dossier also contextualizes her more current projects such as Michinnyeon · Balhwa-hada (Blooming/Uttering) (2016) and Could Not Have Left Them Behind (2017) along with her broader lifetime achievements thus far.