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Argus Paul Estabrook
“A Dream to Fight For”
In the bustling arenas of greater Seoul, two pioneering organizations—the Pro Wrestling Society (PWS) and the World Wrestling Association (WWA)—aim to popularize the high-octane drama of professional wrestling.
Founded in 2018 by Hong Dong-hee, better known as Shiho, PWS collaborates closely with Jo Kyung-ho, a seasoned WWA wrestler. Their mentor-student bond manifests in various ways, from co-facilitating training sessions to extending invitations for inter-promotional bouts.
A DREAM TO FIGHT FOR
Beyond the Ring: Wrestling as Cultural Bridge in Modern Korea
In a bid to globalize the sport, they welcome international talent from countries such as Japan and the United States. This combined outreach, augmented by YouTube streams and televised slots, is gradually reshaping perceptions of a sport often misunderstood in a society steeped in tradition and conservative ethos.
For devoted Korean athletes like Shiho, who discovered the WWF on TV at age 11, the journey is about much more than fame or financial gain. For him, wrestling serves as a cultural bridge, connecting him with like-minded individuals from around the globe. “Wrestling has changed my life in many ways. It’s not just a sport that I enjoy; it is a cultural bridge for me, it has allowed me to meet many others from different countries who share the same dream.”
Eyeshot Magazine #11 | Open Call 23 Edition
The 11th issue of Eyeshot Magazine is an eco-sustainable, limited edition work of art, printed in Italy on premium paper. Our dedicated team of 4 invested 3,000 hours to successfully conclude the 2023 Open Call. This year’s theme, “The Human Being,” explores diverse human experiences through photography. With an impressive 15,000 submissions from over 100 countries, the issue showcases a global perspective on street and documentary photography.
Argus Paul Estabrook is Korean American lens-based artist. Specializing in conceptual street photography, Argus capture candid moments and chance encounters that delve into the complex interplay of identity, race, and politics. Embracing a mixed-race identity, the photographer define themselves as an artistic “half-eye,” a persona born of duality.
This dual perspective extends to their craft. The camera becomes more than a tool—it acts as a dynamic interface bridging the external world with internal reflections.
The road to this moment has been a compelling journey of dedication and effort. Our tight-knit, passionate team of four has poured over 3,000 hours into realizing Eyeshot Open Call 2023, laboring tirelessly seven days a week. This year’s theme, “The Human Being,” has offered us a lens to explore the complexity and diversity of human experiences. From the dynamic pulse of cityscapes to the serene moments in rural life; from unguarded moments to intricate human narratives, the competition has received an astonishing 15,000 entries from more than 100 countries. The resulting body of work has been nothing short of a testament to the depth of creativity and passion that exists in the world of photography.
Guiding us through the meticulous selection process was a panel of highly-regarded jurors, a constellation of experts and luminaries in the field: Trent Parke, F. Dilek Yurdakul, Mark Abramson, Isadora Kosofsky, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Kitra Cahana, Richard Koci Hernandez, Narelle Autio, Emin Özmen, and our very own Marco Savarese, the visionary behind Eyeshot.