The Korean indie music scene is part of a lively, diversified and innovative subculture whose epicenter can be found in Hongdae. Every weekend bands of different styles play in clubs, basements and coffee shops near the Hongik University. Their common denominator is that they do not follow the musical mainstream. Indie Korean is the Cinderella of the Hallyu family and the artists rarely succeed in stepping out of the shadow of the ubiquitous pop culture.
My first indie concert in Korea, to which a friend had invited me, was an eye-opening experience and the birth of a newphotographic project for me. The intensity of the performance, the passion of the musicians and the dynamic between audience and artists conjured up a unique atmosphere.
Korean Indie Gallery – bandnames and venues