South Korea Photographer SeongJoon Cho is an award-winning photographer specializing in aerial photography and video using a drone. He is based in the country's capital, Seoul.
He began his photography career working for his college’s monthly magazine in 1999. After studying documentary photography at Chung-Ang University in South Korea, he has been working as an editorial and commercial photographer. He has had three solo exhibitions and many other group exhibitions in South Korea and Canada.
Over the years he has traveled internationally documenting special moments that mark our times: from two olympics – the Sydney Summer olympics in 2000 and the Torino Winter olympics in 2006 – to the ship-breaking yards in Bangladesh. He has also traveled extensively in South Korea capturing his country’s cultural diversity.
His work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Time, among other prominent publications around the world. He is currently working as a main contributing photographer and videographer for Bloomberg News based in Seoul, South Korea. As a bloomberg photographer and videographer, he has covered tons of international events such as 2013 APEC Bali, 2013 Daegu World Energy Congress, 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit.
Whenever he takes his camera, he approaches his subject with professionalism, integrity, and dedication. His first crafted photography book, South Korea; Memories of the Heart, was published in Canada in 2011. Not only is Cho an Eddie Adams Workshop alumnus, but he won the prize in 2006.
Workers harvest salt from evaporation ponds in this aerial photograph taken above salt pans at Taepyung Salt Farm, operated by Tae Pyung Salt Co., in Jeungdo Island, Sinan, South Korea, on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
Xi Jinping, China's president, speaks at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Manila, the Philippines, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg
Gilbert Ghostine, president of Asia-Pacific for Diageo Plc, poses for a photograph at the company's new Johnnie Walker House in the Gangnam district of Seoul, South Korea, on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg