Michael Hurt is a photographer and professor living in Seoul,
Korea. He received his doctoral degree from UC
Berkeley's Department of Comparative Ethnic Studies and also started the
first street fashion blog in South Korea in 2006, having covered Seoul Fashion
Week and the Korean streets since 2007. He is also author of "The Seoul Fashion
Report," the first photo book about Korean street and runway
fashion and runs an online magazine extension of the book. He is assistant professor at the Busan University of Foreign Studies teaching both Korean Studies and other culture courses, and also director of the International Education Center and the Critical Cultural Studies Program there. He is also the chair of the fashion division of the World Association for Hallyu Studies, housed at the Research Institute for Korean Studies at Korea University. His pictures can be directly followed on Instagram under the ID kuraeji.