A Long Separation … Seen in Traveling Photos | WYPR

A Long Separation … Seen in Traveling Photos

May 4, 2018

Choi Chil-seong, 2015, South Korea
Credit Laura Elizabeth Pohl

There’s new hope, since the heads of North and South Korea met a week ago. But for thousands of Koreans, reuniting and even communicating with family has been complicated--most often, impossible--since Korean War hostilities stopped in 1953.

Photographer and filmmaker Laura Elizabeth Pohl tells us about her traveling photo exhibit ‘A Long Separation,’ which delves, from a very personal perspective, into how that war not only divided a nation, it divided families. 

The mobile collection of portraits will be at the Takoma Park Community Center on Sunday (May 6) from noon to 5pm.

The next day, Monday (May 7), it will be at the Miller Branch of the Howard County Library in Ellicott City from 10:30am to 6pm, with a talk by Pohl that evening.

Then next Wednesday, May 9, it moves to the Waverly Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore from 11am to 5:30 pm