Jehsong Baak is a Korean-American photographer based in Paris.
Baak left his native South Korea in 1977 for the United States. After North Carolina and Alabama, his family eventually settled in Maryland. After a short stint at the University of Michigan, Baak moved to New York City to pursue photography.
In 2006, his first book, “Là ou Ailleurs”, with an introduction by the poet and art critic, Alain Jouffroy, was published in France by Robert Delpire. His second book, “Photographs” was published in 2008 in Amsterdam by the HUP Gallery. “One Last Goodbye” was published in 2016 by Wonderlust Press in Paris.
Baak has had personal exhibitions in Paris, New York, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Istanbul and Milan. In 2011, he was the guest of honor of Paris Photo.
His photographs can be found in the collections of the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, George Eastman Museum, JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, Musée Maillol in Paris, Wilson Center of Photography in London.