Choi Jong-bum’s mausoleum. Choi Jong-bum was a Samsung Service employee repairing home appliances. He committed suicide on the 31st of October, 2013. Before he put an end to his life he sent a public message on the popular app Kakao Talk : “It’s been so hard for me to work as a Samsung Service Center employee. I’ve been starving to death and it’s been tough to watch everyone struggle so hard… I can’t do what Chun Tae-il did (1970s labor activist). But I’ve made my decision and I hope it can be of use.” Cheonan, South Korea. December 2013.

Posted by Thaddeus Pope

Thaddeus Pope is the Director of Visual Communications for The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) and the Creative Director of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award.

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