About the series: Biography of Cancer:
In 2005, about seventy thousand people died of cancer, in South Korea. With this sobering statistic, Jason Sangik Noh started the work, Biography of Cancer. It’s about an encounter with cancer, dramatic treatments, euphoric successes, tragic failures, deaths, and the relentless battles faced by the doctors and patients. It is also a meditation on illness, medical ethics, and the complex, intertwining lives of concerned people.
About the Photographer: Jason Sangik Noh, b. 1968, South Korea, is a surgeon and photographer based in Seoul. His work explores the tension of life and death in his workplace, community and environment. Documentaries with the theme of cancer are another one of his projects.