Bereket Alemayehu

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

Preventing “Cultural Catastrophe” in the pandemic: A Cultural Rights Approach

CULTURAL ONLINE EVENT Recently, I attended an online event that tackled the topic of cultural rights across the world affected by a pandemic that has brought on a “cultural catastrophe”. According to the UN special rapporteur in the field of…

Nonviolence triumphs over mandatory military service in South Korea

PERSONAL ACCOUNT         Sharing one amazing news. Last week, we heard that a Korean male citizen, Mr. Oh Soo-hwan, who opposed the mandatory military service based on his personal beliefs in nonviolence and pacifism was granted alternative…

Experimental Art Photos at the Exile Pattern Exhibit

VISUAL ARTS           Exile Pattern is a collection of experimental art photos by photo patternist Bereket Alemayehu, a native Ethiopian who came to South Korea in 2014 and now resides in Seoul. The photographs, which were…

North-South Korean Art Diplomacy For Peace and Non-violence

Here we go! La la la… we are at the historical moment of our time on the planet. It is an interesting time, soon… January 22nd, 2021 heralds a new day as a turning point for world peace that will be…

South Korea towards a multicultural nation!

by Bereket Alemayehu and Nicole Lobos This part of Korea is home to 2.5+ million foreigners who reside all over the country. We are part of the working forces in different fields such as industries and manufacturing, trading and business,…

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