Jungho Kim

Freelance photojournalist

Visual artist

Jungho Kim is an Oakland-based photographer. He takes photos from his perspective as part of the Korean-adoptee diaspora — forever an outsider in an insider’s world — and is heavily influenced by his experiences living in the US, Japan, Sweden, and Korea. His work has focused on revealing the stories of those exploring their identities, experiencing inequity, or learning to adapt to our changing climates.

During the COVID-19 pandemic he spent extensive time with unhoused people and organizations providing them with basic necessities and community support. Kim also covered dozens of protests during the Black Lives Matter protests following the killing of George Floyd, including direct actions like the toppling of statues in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. In 2019, he  documented the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, capturing quiet moments of resistance, defiant protesters, and violent crackdowns by police.