Visit to Guadalajara International Book Fair
- onNovember 14, 2014
- Vol.15 Spring 2012
- byPyun Hye Young
When I look at the photos I take during my travels, I see that I am particularly attracted to walls. Photos from any given trip include those of the sun shining brightly on the wall painted in yellow; ivy spreading across the wall creating a strange pattern; different colored windows opening up for air; and mailboxes and water or electricity meters on walls.
The same was true in Guadalajara. I especially took a lot of wall photos at the high school where Kim Insuk and Kim Young-ha held their readings. For a while before the event began, I walked around the school during classes.
The scarlet wall that enclosed the courtyard, the shadows of trees and colorful flowers embroidered on the wall, and the warm sunrays were impressive. The teachers I met in the schoolyard were gentle and the children smiled at the stranger shyly while looking at her with curiosity.