Self Portrait, Tokyo, 2015


 



Pak Han is an award-winning photographer specializing in black & white photographs, capturing the sublime and intrigue in the ordinary everyday life.  He is most interested in photographing people, going about their daily rituals in urban surroundings. Bustling streets of Tokyo have been a consistent subject for Han’s work since 2008. It is Han’s desire to tell stories through his photos and share his eye with the audience. Han had collaborated with numerous theatremakers and choreographers for over a decade, but he is now focusing most of his creative energy on street photography. 

A W A R D S

2010 The Japan Times International Photo Competition; Silver Award

2012 Black & White Magazine International Single Image Competition; Merit Award for Travel/People category

2012 Blessay Award; Best Dance Photographer presented by Bay Area Dance Watch & SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts

2013 Black & White Magazine International Single Image Competition; Single Image Award for Nude/Body category

2013 Black & White Magazine International Single Image Competition; Single Image Award for Music category

2013 Black & White Magazine International Portfolio Competition; Transfiguration; Merit Award

2016 Black & White Magazine International Single Image Competition; People's Choice Award for Cityscape/Street category.

2016 Black & White Magazine International Single Image Competition; Single Image Award for Travel/People/Places category.

2018 Black & White Magazine International Single Image Competition; Single Image Award for Travel/People/Places category.

2018 Black & White Magazine International Single Image Competition; Single Image Award for Portraits category.


E X H I B I T I O N S

2010, July 2 to July 31; The Japan Times group exhibition; Heartland Gallery; Tokyo

2012, July 7 to August 17; Transfiguration: Uncovering the Hidden, solo exhibition; Ictus Gallery; San Francisco

2013, March 17 to March 30; Twindependent; photographic animation installation and photo exhibition; CounterPULSE; San Francisco

2014, May 30 to June 22; Daylighting, The Berkeley Stories Project portrait series exhibition; Shotgun Players Ashby Stage; Berkeley

2014, June 6 to June 15; 35(000) Expressions of Yugen Art Show; group exhibition; Z Space gallery; San Francisco

2014, August 2 to August 23; Luster; a performance and photograph installation for a joint Asian Art Museum/SFMOMA exhibit; a collaboration with Mugwumpin; Asian Art Museum; San Francisco

2014/2015, December 10 to January 8; Private Life; solo exhibition; The Space Gallery at ODC; San Francisco

2016, September 14 to December 11; 95 Rituals; group exhibition; Mills Art Museum; Oakland


B O O K S

The Art of Ralph McQuarrie: Archives

Awkward Stages

Battle Milk: Volume 2

Battle Milk: Volume 3

Icons: Art of Jim Lee

Kero One: Color Theory

One Life Photography Book

Ralph McQuarrie Remembered

Shotgun Players: Breaking it Down

Star Wars: The Ultimate Visual Guide

Today's World Photography Book

95 Rituals

Playing Hamlet Roulette


M A G A Z I N E S

American Theatre; Production Notebook Photo Spread, Sept 2011

American Theatre; Cover, Nov 2011

American Theatre; First Person Article, Jan 2012

American Theatre; Production Notebook Photo Spread, Sept 2013

Black & White; Issue 88, Feb 2012

Black & White; Issue 95, Feb 2013

Black & White; Photo Spread; Issue 98, June 2013

Black & White; Issue 113, Feb 2016

Black & White; Issue 125, Dec 2017

Black & White; Issue 131, Feb 2019

Repères, Cahier de Danse (France); Introduction page, Issue 38+39, Feb 2017

The East Bay Monthly; Culture Article, June 2014

In Dance; Cover, Oct 2013

In Dance; Cover, July/Aug 2014

The Dance Current (Canada); A Century of Naked Performance Article; May/June 2014

Marin Magazine; Photo Spread, Issue October 2013

7X7 San Francisco

San Francisco Arts; Cover, October 2014

Sparkling (Philippines)

Theatre Bay Area; Mirrors in Every Corner, One Page Spread, Jan 2011

Theatre Bay Area; Faces Portraits, Four Page Spread, Mar/Apr 2013

Theatre Bay Area; Cover, July/Aug 2013

Theatre Bay Area; Secret Life of a Production Photographer, Interview article, May/June 2014

The Week


N E W S P A P E R S

The Benicia Herald

The Berkeley Daily Planet

Calgary Herald

Calgary Sun

The Daily Californian

East Bay Express

The Japan Times

The Korea Times

Mission Local

The New York Times

Oakland Local

San Jose Mercury News

San Francisco Bay Guardian

San Francisco Bay Times

San Francisco Chronicle

SF Chronicle's 96 Hours; Cover, June 2012

SF Chronicle's 96 Hours; Cover, January 2014

SF Chronicle's 96 Hours; Cover, May 2014

San Francisco Examiner

SF Weekly

The Vancouver Sun


W E B S I T E S + B L O G S

Allkpop

Chad Jones' Theater Dogs

The Daily Californian

Dance View Times

Examiner

Hyphen

The Huffington Post

The Idiolect

KQED

Lucasfilm's Star Wars.com

National Geographic

PopMatters

San Francisco Sentinel

SFAppeal

SFist

Stark Insider


C O L L A B O R A T O R S

Ann Dyer

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)

Anna Halprin

AXIS Dance Company

Cal Shakes

Campo Santo

Carla Kihlstedt

Crowded Fire Theater

Dancers Group

Deborah Slater Dance

Dohee Lee

Dreams and Visions Press

EmSpace Dance

Erika Chong Shuch Performance Project

Facing East Dance

inkBoat

Intersection for the Arts

Kero One's Plug Label

Lawrence Noble Studio

Little Seismic Dance

Mugwumpin

Nina Haft & Company

Paufve Dance

PunkkiCo

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation

Shotgun Players

Theatre Bay Area

13th Floor Dance Theater

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Z Space