Skip to product information
1 of 29

Doyeon Gwon - Bukhansan

Doyeon Gwon - Bukhansan

Regular price €30.00
Regular price Sale price €30.00
Sale Sold out
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

Low stock

The photographs of the wild dogs in Bukhansan Mountain will be transcribed on paper and web, perpetually floating around in the infinite purgatory of images. These dogs, of whose existence not many knew previously, are now widely and easily accessible online. I feel a sense of reverence in the fact that I can record and document my beloved friends who are ever so fleeting in between the trees.” - Doyeon Gwon 

Bukhansan, the 18th book by Aprilsnow Press(2nd edition published in 2023), is composed of a series of photos of wild dogs taken by photographer Doyeon Gwon in Bukhansan Mountain from 2017 to 2019. A total of 61 black-and-white photographs and six short essays accompanying the photographs are included. Visual culture researcher Yoon Won-hwa and machine critic Lee Young-june contributed critical essays.

Photographer Doyeon Gwon’s observation of Bukhansan Mountain in Seoul started in 2017. One day, while doing some research on the wild vegetation, he met a herd of wild dogs that lived nearby the Mountain. Since then, Gwon had been going up and down Bukhansan Mountain every day for two years, observing wild dogs, and capturing them on camera. Photographing them wouldn’t have been possible if there were not a symmetrical relationship between the wild dogs and the photographer.

The wild dogs were not originally familiar with Bukhansan Mountain. The mountain was the only option given to them due to the urban redevelopment project of Seoul called 'New Town'. It was not only the place that people left behind. The dogs which used to live together were abandoned during the redevelopment process. Dogs started to live in the mountain, probably the only secure place for them. The wild dogs photographed by Gwon are the 'descendants' of these dogs that were kicked out, and in the meantime Bukhansan Mountain has become the home for the wild dogs. In the book, several wild dogs specially named by the author appear, and Gwon's long-term observations in essays are included to help understand the photos.

Gwon studied Literature and Photography at school. His photography is concerned with exploring the relationship between the knowledge and the memory, the visual image and the language. His solo exhibitions include Bukhansan, Flashbulb Memory, The Art of Shovel and Traveller Novice. He has also participated in many group exhibitions, including FotoFest Biennial (US), Incheon Art Platform, Seoul Museum of Art, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Korea). Gwon is the author of the book The Art of Shovel (KT&G Sangsangmadang, 2015) and Flashbulb Memory (Hatje Cantz, 2020). He lives in Goyang City with Yoo-kyung and Dua.

2nd Edition

Photography & Essay. Doyeon Gwon
Essays contributed by Yoon Wonhwa, Lee Youngjune
Translated by Hwang Sunhye
Edited by Kay Jun
Book designed by Jeong Jaewan
Printed and bound by Munsung Printing

First edition published in November 2021
2nd edition published in March 2023
120 pages / 145(w) x 225(h) x 13(d)mm / PUR otabind

1st edition: ISBN 979-11-89478-07-0 (03660)
2nd edition: 979-11-89478-11-7 (03660)

© Aprilsnow
© Hyejin Jang (Image)

Shipping Information

Preparation Time
Orders are processed within 1 to 2 business days, from Tuesday to Friday (excluding public holidays) after receiving your order confirmation email. You will receive another notification when your order has shipped. Some products are likely to be in the process of restocking and may require more time to prepare. In this case, we will inform you by email.

Packing and Shipping Rates
We take great care in ensuring that our products are packed in the most protective manner possible. For posters and prints, we roll them into a sturdy cardboard tube and then pack the tube into a cardboard box. However, please note that certain products, such as books and posters, may not be able to be packed together. As a result, orders with different product types or sizes may be subject to double shipping fees.

We offer worldwide shipping via French national post service, La Poste's Colissimo, Priority Mail, or Delivengo. The shipping fees for your order will be automatically calculated based on factors such as package weight, volume, and destination. If you prefer us to use a different carrier service such as UPS, FedEx, or DHL, please contact us prior to placing your order.

Transit estimates

  • Colissimo (Siganture on delivery):
    France: 2-3 business days
    - Europe: 3-5 business days
    - Other countries: 5-8 business days

  • Standard Mail / Priority Mail (No signature required):
    - France: 2-3 business days
    - Europe: 5-7 business days
    - Other countries: 7-14 business days

  • Delivengo (No signature required):
    - Other countries: 7-14 business days

Please keep in mind that delivery times are estimates and may be delayed due to high volumes at the carrier and customs processing.

In-store pickup
You can skip the shipping fees with free local pickup at our bookshop in Paris. After placing your order and selecting local pickup at checkout, your order will be prepared and ready for pick up within 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays). We will send you an email when your order is ready along with instructions.

Our in-store pickup hours are from 10am to 7pm from Tuesday to Saturday, from 2pm to 7pm on Sunday. Please have your order confirmation email with you when you come.

View full details