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 dropping out of the University of Michigan, he moved to New York City to pursue photography.
In 2006, his first book, “Là ou Ailleurs”, with an introduction by the poet, Alain Jouffroy, was published in France by Robert Delpire. “Photographs” was published in 2008 in Amsterdam by the HUP Gallery, “One Last Goodbye” was published in 2016 by Wonderlust Press in Paris. His fourth book, “Istanbul, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” will be published in February 2024 by Editions du Loco 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 in Paris, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, George Eastman Museum, JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, Musée Maillol in Paris, Wilson Center of Photography in London.