Youngho Kang was born in 1970, Seoul, South Korea.

He is well known as a commercial photographer in South Korea.
 His nickname is “Dancing Photographer”, a nickname given to him because of his unique shooting style, which is that while taking pictures he communicates with the model through dancing, or very much as a conductor, with music always playing in the background.

He graduated from Hongik University, where his major was French Literature, which means that he has no special education in photography, but he still managed to in a short time become the top photographer in the commercial area. In this case he confesses that he was very lucky, getting chances like these.
 Given this, he has a powerful planning ability that is based in the humanities, which shines through in his directing ability that makes for compelling stories being visible in the pictures, as well as a unique ability of communicating, that extracts the inner, hidden expressions from a person.
 This, together with his luck, makes him the photographer he is.

Starting 2009, he extended his imagination towards fine art. This was the beginning of his unique works, titled “99 Variations”. In this work, he is taking pictures while facing the mirror while at the same time dancing and making changes to himself in various ways. And in 2012 he produced a unique documentary work titled “Who is she?”, in which he was photographing the President’s back side. Through this work he extended his genre of photography.

In 2014, having found his own definition of art to be “a passionate effort that only he can do”, he is going into a new adventure, in which he is reaching beyond the identity of a photographer. He held a performance work, titled “99th Variation”, where he was in-between being a photographer, a performance artist, a media artist, all kinds of artists, in National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea. He is now working while at the same time holding lectures on the “Oxymoronic power, Imagination”, in universities. 


Born 1970, Seoul, Korea

Lives and works in Seoul, Korea

President of Creative Company ‘SangSang Variations & SangSang Art Museum’


1995    B.A. in French Language and Literature, Hongik University, Seoul


2015   "99 Variations", Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia

2015  "99 Variations", The Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado, USA

2014  "99 Variations", The VI International Festival of Photography, PHOTOVISA, Krasnodar, Russia

2014  "99 Variations", Central Slovak Gallery, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia

2013  "99 Variations", House of art, Bratislava, Slovakia

2012  "A COMPANY" Samsung Cheil Worldwide, Seoul, Korea

2011  Documentary, "Road for Hope", KBS (Korea Broadcasting System), Seoul, Korea

2009  "99 Variations", Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea


2017  "99 Variations", Photo Brussels Festival 2017, Brussel, Belgium

2017  "Synchronizing Instances", Korean Cultural Center, Brussel, Belgium

2016    "SKAM Photography Collection", Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

2014   "Dream Society Exhibition : X brid ", Seoul Museum, Seoul, Korea

2014   "FULL MOON : A Story of Sky and Earth", Daegu Photo Biennale 2014, Daegu, Korea 

2014    "Insight2 Exhibition", Nemo hall of Blue Square, Sponsored by Samsung Electronics, Seoul, Korea

2013    "Samsung 'UHD ZOO' Exhibition", Beyond Museum, Seoul, Korea

2013    "99 Variations", Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2013, Ballarat, Australia

2012    "Masquerade", Coreana Museum, Seoul, Korea

2012    "Insight Exhibition", Yoo Art Space, Seoul, Korea

2009    "Myth in the Mirror", V-Gallery in Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

2009    "Olleh Art", Kumho Museum, Seoul, Korea

2007    "Myth in the Mirror", Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea

2003    "A man who was stolen legs, and 30 eyes", Daelim Museum, Seoul, Korea

2003    "Chromatic Sensation", Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea


2014    "99th Variation", Culture day, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

2014    "Dream Society Exhibition: X brid", Seoul Museum, Seoul, Korea


VOGUE / BAZAAR / ELLE / W / Marie Claire / In Style / ESQUIER and More


About 600 commercial works including

Coca-Cola / MOTOROLA / SAMSUNG / LG / DUNKIN’ DONUTS / FISSLER/ OLYMPUS and 80 film posters


 A Documentary of the first Korean female president, Park Geun Hye, "She is not only a woman, Park Geun Hye"

The children and child slavery with KBS, "On the Hope Road "             

The Third generation of victims from defoliant in Vietnam, "Weapon that kills the future-Agent Orange"


 “Special lecture of fashion photograph”, Art of Graduate School, 

Hongik University

 “Humanities and society”, Department of Liberal Arts, Hongik University

“Understanding of commercial photograph”, Department of Advertising & PR, Chung-Ang University

 “Understanding of Photo Art”, Kyung Hee University



Silver World Medal in "New York Festivals TV&Film Awards"

Listen to Hearts Campaign "Korean People Archive"

 3rd place award in “International Photo Awards 2014
 Editorial: Environmental PROFESSIONAL”
 “Weapon that kills the future-Agent Orange”

 A finalist in “LensCulture Portrait Awards 2014″
 "Miss President”

 Spikes Asia – Asia’s Creative Advertising Festival and Awards
 Grand Prix, “Samsung Electronics Insight Campaign”

 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity,
 Two Gold Lions in Promo & Activation,
 “Samsung Electronics Insight Campaign”

 Korea Fashion Photographer of the Year


 New York Times Portfolio Review, Selected Participant

 Fotovisura Scholarship, Summer Editing Sessions, Workshop in Vermont

 Honorary Ambassador of Child Fund Korea

 Member of Korail Design Deliberation Council

 Consultant of Presidential Council on Nation Branding

 Creative Director of Fissler Korea Advertisement