You might think the latest "hydrogen bomb" is the biggest threat to South Korea. But for the South Korean people there's an even bigger threat - the invasion of Chinese Kimchi.
Dave Hazzan went on assignment for Munchies to find out just how serious the situation was. Unfortunately we had just missed Kimjang season - when families get together to prepare their supply of kimchi for the year, so we went along to Gwangjang market in the hopes of spotting some vendors mixing up the nation's staple. There were only two ladies, both a little apprehensive about me photographing them. We also took a trip to the Kimchi Museum (Museum Kimchikan) in Insadong, and went to a number of restaurants around Jongno to get first hand information. You can read the story over at Munchies.
Both venues posed some issues photographically. The market is lit with both fluorescent and tungsten, and yet is still pretty dark. Finding creative and unique ways to shoot kimchi was also a challenge.
A teacher and photographer previously based in S. Korea, being thrown into the world of photojournalism.