2019 Digital Storytelling Contest, World Press Photo Online Video of the Year Nominee, Nominee

In the Absence


Field of Vision

In the Absence is an unflinching look at the Sewol ferry disaster in South Korea. Employing extensive archival material and in-depth historical research, it tells the story of the Sewol, a ferry that capsized and sank in the Yellow Sea on 16 April 2014, killing more than 300 people, mostly high school students on a field trip. Visual and audio material gathered at the time is integrated with new footage to create what is both a compelling narrative and a valuable historical document.

Production team

    Produced by: Gary Byung-Seok Kam and Seung-Jun Yi

    Producers: Gary Byung-Seok Kam, Seung-Jun Yi, Bong-Nam Park

    Directors of Photography: Seung-Jun Yi, Bong-Nam Park, Yu-Chel Lim, Jung-Nam Park, Jae-Kwon See, Kyung-Soo Han, Hyuck-Ji Park