Currently in: Vancouver, B.C.
Taehoon Kim (b. 1987) is a documentary photographer based in Vancouver, B.C. Born in South Korea, he immigrated to Canada when he was six. Taehoon graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with the intention of pursuing a law degree, but rekindled his love of photography while teaching and travelling in China. He applied on a whim to Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication, where he earned his M.A. in photojournalism.
His journalism work, in stills and in film, has earned recognition from Diversify Photo, Photo District News (PDN) and News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC). His work has appeared on The Wall Street Journal, The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s Magazine and others.
In addition to photojournalism, Taehoon works as a visual communicator for education-focused institutions. His imagery has helped shape the visual identities of Capilano University, Canucks Autism Network and Shawnigan Lake School. Taehoon’s contributions have been recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support for Education (CASE) Circle of Excellence Awards.
Photo by Abigail Saxton