Though Sharon has been shooting professionally since 2010, she never found her true voice until moving from Chicago, IL to Seoul, Korea in 2012. There, she discovered her love for portraits and film photography. 

As a transnational, transracial adoptee and survivor of abuse, Sharon's point of view is focused on the beauty of what it means to be a woman overcoming shame, dealing with trauma and ultimately loving oneself. 

Sharon chooses to see the beauty in all things, often juxtaposing vulnerability and strength. A little bittersweet, her photography is about celebrating who we are as humans. 

Though she takes portraits of others, Sharon sees these portraits as photographs of herself, using the images of other women to share herself, her experiences, her pain and her love with all who view her work. 

Sharon has been published in many online and print publications, and has become known for her Unguarded series. She has had the pleasure of exhibiting during her four years of living overseas in Seoul.

 

Sharon now lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

 

To learn even more, please read and listen to interviews with Sharon here

Photographer portrait by Andy Faulk

CHICAGO, IL // SEOUL, KOREA // LOS ANGELES, CA // © 2020  Sharon Jung

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