Love the image from above by Hosang Park's series A Square. Shown is Bongcheon-dong. Photographs of man-made Korean parks surrounding luxury high-rise buildings.

Hsang says of his photographs:

"I find that showing the parks in this way reflects the characteristics of the Korean metropolis where I live. While a park might be associated with rest and play, these areas are increasingly used commercially as a means to boost property values. It would, after all, be hard to have discussions or take rest in such places. Likewise, for people in contemporary Korea, days are compressed in terms of time and space and taking a rest in a small downtown area doesn’t seem to have any meaning at all."

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