Korea in China, illustrator in photographer

by October 14, 2011

Tombs of Korean-Chinese freedom fighters in Longjing City, photo by Oliver Raw

The ethnic Koreans of the Yanbian Autonomous Prefecture in north-eastern China, nestled against the North Korean border but at the same time increasingly assimilated by the dominant Han Chinese culture, are the subjects of a fascinating photo essay by British-born photographer and writer Oliver Raw. Based in Asia for the past eleven years — in 2008 he documented a three-week walk he took across the length of the South Korean peninsula from Busan to Seoul — Raw, impressively, also works as a children-oriented illustrator and designer (see his site for this work). You can see additional photographs and illustrations on his Flickr page.

Illustration for a children's book, by Oliver Raw