A photographic trip through time to the lost city of Seoul, now buried beneath megatons of concrete, glass and steel. Lost City is a street-level view of a noisy, bustling, vibrant city as it suffered the birth pangs of South Korea's transformation from a subsistence economy to a world-class industrialized nation. The author spent more than a year roaming the thoroughfares and back streets to complete this photo essay.
Marvin Wolf began his life in photojournalism as an Army combat photographer in VIetnam. His career took an unexpected turn when he was awarded a battlefield commision as an infantry officer, but he never stopped shooting pictures. After leaving the service he completed his college education, then taught photojournalism parttime while accepting assignments from a multitude of magazines and corporate clients. Reunited with his teenaged daughter in 1984, he segued into writing books because the responsibilities of fatherhood limited his travel. Even after a dozen books and several screenplays, however, photography remains his passion. No longer soliciting assignments, Wolf occupies himself with self-directed projects, a balance of mining his extensive files and creating new images.
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