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Jack Kurtz
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Photojournalist based in Bangkok, Thailand
Photojournalist based in Bangkok, Thailand

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Calling Out Lies
This is a complete break from my usual posts. For this, I took a dive into my archive to revisit the immigration issue. I covered immigration, in the US, in Mexico and in Guatemala, from 1996, when we moved to El Paso, TX., until 2012, when we left Phoenix ...
Calling Out Lies
Calling Out Lies
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And that's all from Seoul
Sungnyemun, Seoul's historic south gate, was built in the 14th century C.E. It's one of the city's landmarks.  This is my last blog entry from Seoul. It seems that Seoul doesn't get mentioned very often as a travel destination. Not as charming as Bangkok or...
And that's all from Seoul
And that's all from Seoul
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Changing of the Guard
Members of the Royal Guard at the Deoksugung palace in Seoul start the Changing of the Guard ceremony.  The best daily free show for tourists in Seoul is the Changing of the Guard at Deoksugung palace . It's held most days at 11.00, 14.00 and 15.30. There i...
Changing of the Guard
Changing of the Guard
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Speaking Freely
A man makes a clenched fist while he marches through central Seoul during a protest against South Korean President Moon Jae-in. South Korea now has one of the most vibrant democracies in Asia. That's a remarkable change from the years of dictatorship South ...
Speaking Freely
Speaking Freely
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An Anniversary Renewed
A man stands between cardboard cutouts of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in during a celebration of the anniversary of the  June 15th North–South Joint Declaration in Seoul .  The June 15th North–South Joint Declaration ...
An Anniversary Renewed
An Anniversary Renewed
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Eid al-Fitr in Seoul
Men pray during the Eid al-Fitr service at Seoul Central Mosque.  Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and is one of the most important holy days on the Muslim calender. I've been photographing Eid al-Fitr since the early 2000s and I try t...
Eid al-Fitr in Seoul
Eid al-Fitr in Seoul
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Calling for Justice
The "Pyeonghwabi," or "Statue of Peace" across the street from the Japanese embassy in Seoul, represents all of the Korean girls forced to be comfort women for Japanese forces during World War II. The statue was dedicated in December 2011.  Every Wednesday,...
Calling for Justice
Calling for Justice
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South Koreans React to The Kim-Trump Summit
Members of the South Korean People's Democracy Party, a progressive South Korean political party, demonstrate in front of the US Embassy in Seoul in support of the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore. Earlier this year South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North...

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Remembering the Forgotten War
A South Korean student runs past prayer ribbons hung on a fence in Imjingak, near the Korean DMZ.  The Korean War might be the "Forgotten War" in the US, but it's not forgotten on the Korean Peninsula. There are monuments to the war dead in many South Korea...
Remembering the Forgotten War
Remembering the Forgotten War
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Noryangjin Fish Market
A worker carries a fish to a scale to weigh it before the nightly wholesale fish auction in the Noryangjin Fish Market. I'm in Seoul for a couple of weeks working on stories related to the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean strongman ...
Noryangjin Fish Market
Noryangjin Fish Market
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