[KS] Source for 8.15 Liberation photo?

Yoo Kwang-On almakoreana at gmail.com
Thu Aug 23 06:20:43 EDT 2012

Dear Suzy,

I am sorry I can't be of any help. But I do have a very interesting picture
for you.

On August 13th, the (North) Korean Central News Agency(KCNA) ran a series
of photos under the caption, " Kim Il Sung, Liberator of Korea", one of
which I attached for you (1st photo).

Notice how they borrowed scenes of crowds and banners (in the 2nd and 3rd
pictures) at the Seoul Railroad Station and used them as their own. Of
course Kim Il Sung wasn't the "Liberator of Korea" either

By the way, the note for the second photo says the the crowd had
gathered to welcome the Liberation Army. The City of Seoul, who
posted the picture, made a mistake.  If by the Liberation Army they meant
the the U.S. Occupation Forces, they were slow in coming. They were still
in Okinawa at the time, finally arriving in Inchoen on September 9, 1945.

Yoo Kwang-On

Kim Il Sung, Liberator of Korea
Pyongyang, August 13 (KCNA)

해방군을 맞으려는 인파로 들끓는 서울역 광장

On Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 8:26 PM, Frank Hoffmann <hoffmann at koreaweb.ws>wrote:

> Suzy, photos from before August 23, 1962 originating in Korea have no
> copyrights. The copyright only holds for 50 years.
> See detailed explanation in the "Licensing" section here:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Prison_Release_of_Korean_activists.JPG
> For newer photos of that sort (politics, historical events, etc.), the
> best place is usually
> http://image.newsbank.co.kr/
> … where you can directly buy the copyright for reprinting in your
> publication.
> Best,
> Frank
> On Wed, 22 Aug 2012 14:59:10 -0400, Suzy Kim wrote:
> > Dear list members,
> >
> > I'm trying to track down the original source of the often-used photo
> > of prisoners leaving Sodaemun Prison on August 16, 1945.
> > It is the seventh photo down on the following webpage:
> >
> http://www.seoul.go.kr/life/life/culture/history_book/picture_seoul3/1/1212543_5165.html
> > I'd like to use it in a publication and need some help getting
> > approval from the relevant copyright owners, as well as a publishable
> > high quality copy.
> > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Suzy Kim
> --------------------------------------
> Frank Hoffmann
> http://koreaweb.ws
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