Jun Ahn is a professional photographer with a rich education background in photography. Jun has many years of experience working both in New York and South Korea.
Jun acquired her first degree in Art History at the South California University in 2006. She continued to pursue her post-graduate degree at Pratt Institute where she began her project; the Self-Portrait.
2009-2011, Jun acquired a Dean’s scholarship from Parsons The New School of Design. In 2011, she acquired both the Dean’s and departmental scholarships. Parson Awarded Ahn Jun a masters in fine arts (honors) which gave her the mileage to pursue a Ph.D. in photography at Hongik University, Seoul.
She has had her introductory joint exhibition at PS 122 with Kazue Taguchi in New York.
The journey of self-portrait began in Pratt when she was still a student. She took a photo of her feet while seated at the edge of a building. It excited her, and she pushed on thereafter.
Ahns photos center on Invisible Seascape, Self-Portrait, and Float. She seeks to get legitimacy to access the buildings, and at times, it takes months. She agrees that it is dangerous to take the photos from the top buildings though she tries to play safe at the same time.