Documentarist | Photographer | Professor
Sangsun Choi is a visual storyteller whose work focuses on an ethnographic approach to social minorities and vulnerable people. His documentary and photograph explore not only the value of truth but also an artistic representation of human life. Originally from South Korea, he has made dozens of work about child labor, North Korean defector, war refugees, disabled people, and immigrants. Choi is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Media Production at Malone University in Canton, OH.
He has collaborated with various NGOs, such as Compassion and Jiguchon Welfare Foundation, to shed light on the life of underprivileged people. Choi has presented his work at film festivals worldwide, including Athens International Film and Video Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, RiverRun International Film Festival, Rochester International Film Festival, ETHNOCINECA-International Documentary Film Festival Vienna. He is a two-time winner (Best of Festival-King Foundation Award 2020, Best of Competition Award 2018) at the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts. Also, he is the recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award for Scholarship at Malone University in 2019.
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