Mary is based in New York City and Austin   Please feel...
Mary is based in New York City and Austin

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Mary Inhea Kang is a South Korean American photographer driven by a desire to understand and document the identities we construct for ourselves, which affect how we build our world. Mary was born in Icheon, South Korea and later moved to Austin, Texas. Through her work, she explores the tensions and limits between individualism and collectivism. When approaching photos, Mary is inspired by her friend Shiyam Galyon’s quote, “I want to live in a world that feels moved by photos of non-white people at their best moments in life, rather than at their worst” while not ignoring the real issues that many marginalized communities face. She mentions this because dignity is often overlooked when it comes to the depiction of people of color in mainstream media. Appreciative of team works, Mary finds meaningfulness in collaborative efforts with the people she photographs.

Outside of work, Mary volunteers as a board member at Authority Collective, a group that seeks to empower and amplify the visual narrative works of marginalized identities, share resources, and build community. Please check out these incredible photographers on the Lit List!


Editorial Clients:

  • Avant Arte
  • Bloomberg Businessweek 
  • CNN Photos
  • The FADER
  • Guardian 
  • INC Magazine
  • The Intercept
  • Juxtapoz Magazine
  • Kinfolk Magazine
  • Medium
  • The New Yorker
  • The New York Times
  • Time Magazine
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Washington Post


  • Airbnb
  • Apple
  • AG x Man Repeller 
  • Disney Theatrical Productions
  • Fuze Tea  -  Coca Cola Company
  • Lenscrafters  -  AR New York
  • Levi's
  • Lifetime TV 
  • North Face Korea
  • Square 
  • Uniqlo  -  Mashable

Featured Artist in:

  • Aperture Foundation
  • Everyday Everywhere
  • The FADER
  • The Heavy Collective
  • Vogue Italia

  • Photography: Gold Cube ADC 101st Annual Awards 2022 with Apple
  • Palm Studios Photo Prize 2022 finalist


  • Pop up solo exhibition "Himalayan Children" at Lewis Carnegie hosted by Rank & File 2016 Austin
  • Group show at the Think Tank Gallery hosted by Life Framer 2015 // Los Angeles
  • Group show at the Juraplatz Art Space hosted by Life Framer 2015 // Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
  • Asian American Resource Center 2013 // Austin
  • Group show with UT chapter of the National Press Photographers Association 2010 // Austin

  • ICP Portfolio Review 2020
  • The Lit List 2020 



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