Bereket Alemayehu

Photo artist, social activist & writer based in Seoul, South Korea

‘Let’s Coffee Chuncheon’ world coffee festival and Art of Africa initiative in Korea

ART     When it comes to coffee, I have been fond of tasting it with all of my senses. And, considering the origin country, I could do it happily considering that it could be from anywhere in the world!…

ICONS AND IDENTITIES: a special portrait exhibition in Korea

ART EXHIBIT         As an honorary reporter for Korean Culture and Information Service this year, a group of reporters based in Korea had the privilege of visiting the special exhibition entitled “Icons and Identities” presents by the…

Chuncheon- “A unification hub city dreaming of a future unified Korea”

PERSONAL ACCOUNT/PHOTO ESSAY         The Korean War which started 71 years ago on June 25th, 1950, had involved 21 countries under the United Nations peacekeeping command signifies the world’s first attempt at collective security under the UN…

The book inspired by a Korean success story launched in Ethiopia

BOOK LAUNCH         The book, which highlights successful rapid economic growth stories of Korea as a model during the late Korean president Park Chung-hee’s era entitled Ethiopiyawiw Park directly translates as “The Ethiopian Park” was launched on…

A cultural trip to Seoraksan National Park in observing World Environment Day

PERSONAL ACCOUNT/PHOTO ESSAY         On the same day that the world was observing the United Nations World Environment Day across the globe, there was a small number of people who gathered in Seoul to discuss social matters.…

Africa Month: May 2021

CULTURAL EVENT         What comes to your mind when you hear the name Africa? Maybe so many things! Right? One aspect of Africa’s contribution to the world is that the continent is rich in cultural diversity and…

Light Beamvertising Performance: Korean Peace Appeal

NON-VIOLENT CULTURE         The last month of April marked the third year of the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification on the Korean Peninsula which was signed in April 2018 by the two country leaders. To…

Cosmic Concert for Global Astronomy Month 2021

MUSIC         Every year, April is a special month for aspiring astronomers and stargazers all over the world as it is Global Astronomy Month. So what does it feel like attending an online Cosmic Concert organized by…

Artist Dr. Kuhn Hong’s Exhibition in Chicago: “Ethiopian: Hands stretched out to God”

PAINTING         The Korean Cultural Center of Chicago is currently hosting a solo art exhibition by Dr. Kuhn Hong entitled “Ethiopian: Hands Stretched out to God” from April 16- 27, 2021. It was so heartwarming to connect…

A call for emerging artists worldwide -the Prince Clause Seed Awards

THE ARTS         Apart from the occasional lack of creative ideas and inspirations, there are considerable limitations that hinder artists from flourishing and fully actualizing their potentials. It has been a long tradition that artists sought support…

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