Bae Bien-U was featured in the series of Great Big Story:
Capturing the Haunting Beauty of Korea’s Pine Trees
For Koreans, the pine tree is a deeply personal cultural symbol, believed to connect the souls of those who have passed with the sky. So when photographer Bae Bien-U was looking for an iconic image to represent Korea’s identity, the pine tree was a natural fit. Through his unique black-and-white photographs, Bien-U’s work reflects the haunting and ethereal qualities of his country’s pine tree forests. His work inspires reflection and emotion, while celebrating the splendor of Korea’s natural world.