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 Y.Zin Art Director is the first underwater professional photographer in Korea, has completed the National Geographic Diver License and is introducing high-quality underwater photography technology and underwater model education in Korea. She is also a famous commercial photographer, and has worked in Korea for many years as a poster and advertisement for movies and dramas, as well as a high-quality photo shoot for magazines. She succeeded in the world's first sidemount trimix depth 101m challenge in 2015 and holds world records. Leading the female tech diving field with the IT level of the American diving professional education organization TDI, and also participating in the production of SDITDIERDI's diving training materials.

Presently, Korea's East Sea and Jeju Island have been announced through lectures and seminars at marine expos in various countries around the world, and since 2012, Haenyeo culture has been announced to the world. She currently has a rare female CCR tech diver level, and is sending messages to a variety of marine activities.


Lectures/Seminar    2014-present

  • TEDx_Youth : DasaHigh Lectures.

  • [Adobe Creative Korea] Make it. Best of Max._ Invited lectures. 

  • BMW mini _ model [2017’ New Countrymen] Lunching VIP party Adventurer speaker 

  • Seoul Institute of the Arts_teaching on underwater photography and underwater model for Hub culture

  • International Photo and Imaging Exhibition (P&I) 2016’_ Nikon Professional Photographer_Guest Lecture (Seoul, May. 2016)

  • VIP Guest lecturer at Beijing Dive Expo (ADEX) 2014’ 2015’ 2016’ 2018' in Beijing 

  • VIP Guest lecturer at 10th Malaysia Dive Expo (MIDE) 2015’ in Kuala Lumpur

  • VIP Guest lecturer at Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) 2013’ 2014’ 2015’ 2016’ 2017’ 2018' in Singapore

  • Instructor at Nikon Korea underwater photography crash course

  • Selected to give seminar at the opening of invited exhibition of French photographer Robert Doisneau

  • HongKong Dive Expo (DRT)_ 2015’ Guest Lecture (Hongkong, Dec. 2015)


Underwater Works    2008-present

  • UNESCO Underwater Photographer (2020’)

  • international CCR Festival Main Photographer (2019’_Bohol)

  • BEST Ocean Ambassador of this year (2018’ / 2019' / 2020') 

  • brand [_Nauticam_] international Ambassador of UW Photographer (2017’~2019')

  • brand [_SCUBAPRO_] asia Ambassador (2017’~)

  • brand [_SANTI_] international Ambassador (2017’~ ) : first asian list up 

  • brand [_RG blue light Japan_] international Ambassador (2017’~)

  • magazine article of AsiaGeographic/ DUIKEN / SCUBADIVE magazine article 

  • Baritone Singer & Y.Zin Collaboration Photo and Music Album _ Jeju Hae-Nyeo : "A girl who embraces the ocean"

  • Elected as a GoPro Hero 4 Session media member by GoPro U.S. Office

  • Set the world record by succeeding in 101m Sidemount Trimix diving as a female (Feb. 2015)

  • “Green Island” TDI rebreather underwater shooting, invited by Taiwan government

  • Underwater commercial shooting of Wedding jewelry “Mary&Lee” and Wedding dress “tyche”

  • Publicity shooting of Razor, the highest level instructors of SideMount Korea.

  • Underwater Poster for Joongang University play ‘Romeo and Juliet’(Starring Kwak jimin)

  • Underwater shooting stunt, poster, making film for KBS drama ‘오작교 형제들’(Starring Yui in Afterschool, Joo Won, Ryoo Sooyoung)

  • Underwater shooting stunt, poster, still, making film for KBS drama’포세이돈'(Starring Choi Siwon from Superjunior, Lee sungjae)

  • Underwater shooting stunt, poster shooting for JTBS drama ‘빠담빠담-그와 그녀의 심장박동소리’ (Starring Jung woosung, Kim Bum, Han Jimin)

  • Underwater Poster, Making fim, Underwater shooting stunt for SBS medical drama‘산부인과’ (Starring Jang Seohee, Song Joongki, Go Joowon)


Media and Arts _ 2005-present

  • LG PR advertising model appeared.

  • Google + Tribecaa + stitch bridge  : Happy HaeNyeo Project 360' VR UW shooting.

  • Adobe creative Artist _ Advertising model

  • NBC news TODAY special interview [ Happy Haenyeo ]_ Marado in Jeju island.

  • BBC wild Korea _ South Korea : Earth’s Hidden Wilderness [Sea Women, HaeNyeo]
    record the highest viewing rate 27% in UK

  • Korea - US International Shark Protection Project [Save My Fins] _ Instructor in charge of underwater

  • photography education and participating university diving safety education.

  • SBS tv Broadcasting “백년손님_자기야”

  • BMW mini _ model [2017’ New Countrymen] AD model Ca 

  • Arirang TV _[Heart to Heart] talk show : Cast as program main character

  • tvN “Little Big Hero” (Human Documentary) : Cast as program main character 

  • Arirang TV Documentary  [_In Frame _] Cast  / Introducing Jeju Island with MAGNUM's Photographer 'Thomas Hoepker' 

  • Arirang Inspired by Courage: Talks on Leadership - Y.Zin Kim

  • Nominated as one of key females in Korean arts and culture by Korean Economic magazine ‘Montblanc’

  • Design and shooting of SANTI KOREA catalogue

  • Officially nominated as Shark Savers Korea leader by Shark Savers Asia leader John Lu

  • Main photographer of exclusive advertisement shooting team for Fourth Element Korea

  • Interview by Nat Geo Korea Channel, selected as one of ‘This year’s top 3 adventurers’ 

  • Documentary pictorials shooting of Asia Geographic Magazine

  • Published Pictorials Volume I-IV of actor Jo Hyunjae, and pictorials of actor Jung Ilwoo in Japan

  • Model for Amore Pacific Inc. product ‘Lirikos’ and Oceanlove campaign

  • Poster, stills, making films shooting of JTBC drama ‘발효가족’ (Starring Song Ilgook, Park Jinhee)

  • Advertisement shooting of CJ CGV Gold Class Food restaurant

  • Worked on multiple pictorial magazine shooting of Hollywood actor Josep Seo

  • Sole follow photographer of actor An Jaewook’s private concert tour in Japan

  • Domestic Location shooting for Chinese singer Sun Nan’s album jacket

  • Poster, still shooting of movie ‘순정만화’ (Starring Yoo Jitae, Lee yeonhee)

  • Main Press Photographer in the 2nd ASIA OPEN Wakeboard Championship

  • Perfume pictorials/Swimsuit pictorials/Olive TV advertisement shooting of top model Jessica Gomez

  • Album jacket, poster shooting of Mc Sniper

  • Album jacket, poster shooting of Noriter, Korean traditional music group

  • Album jacket, poster shooting of rock guitarist Sin Joonghyun

  • Solo shooting of ‘소놀음 굿’: performance of Korean traditional human cultural asset


Exhibitions & Book    

[Jeju Regency Hyatt Hotel]

                     The main lobby wall _ [Happy Haenyeo Project] installs HaeNyeo Picture Frame.      2019

[KB Bank_청춘마루 Gallery] - solo exhibition at Hong Ick Street                                                     2018

[dear Ocean] - solo exhibition at Jeju cafe 브루클린 Gallery                                                            2018

[dear Ocean] - solo exhibition at Canon Korea main Gallery                                                           2017

‘Haenyeo’ Photo book by ‘Happy Haenyeo Project’                                                                        

Ha Jungmin and ladies’Art Fair 2015’ Grand Intercontinental Hotel, Seoul                                       2015
Save the Yellow – Throated Marten Project Exhibition at Seoul City Hall                                        2014

Invited Exhibition of Korean Media representatives at Sungmo hospital, Seoul                         

‘Sangsangmadang’                                                                                                                        2012

  • Invited exhibition of popular photographers

  • Underwater photography exhibition

‘Canon’ -at Canon Gallery, Seoul                                                                                                    2011

  • Group exhibition of promising photographers 

  • Exhibited underwater photographies for the first time

  • Gave special lecture as a netizen-selected photographer

‘In Black’- at Art & Dream Gallery, Seoul                                                                                          201

  • Helio-group exhibition

  • Exhibited 4 pieces of work

‘In Black’ – second personal exhibition at Gwanhoon Gallery, Seoul                                              2009

  • Expressed both inner mood of individuals in black background and mysterious strength of each individual

  • About 50 works exhibited

  • Entire profit donated to help childhood cancer

‘On Air’ – first personal exhibition at WA Gallery, Seoul                                                                2008

  • Articulated the reality of relationship between the staffs and actors during the movie of drama filming sites

  • About 170 works exhibited

  • Entire profit donated to help childhood cancer


Certificates and awards    

BEST Ocean Ambassador of this year (2018’ / 2019' / 2020') 

Best Ocean Ambossdor of 2018' _ International Asia Dive Expo China                                            2018

'Women of the year_ Culture sector' held by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism award          2016

SDI TDI ERDI ASIA_ “Life time Achievement Award”                                                                       2015

World Record of SideMount system Trimix 100M success Diving 

Acquired Side Mount Cave Diver License                                                                                        2013

Qualified as National Geographic underwater photographer/diver, first female in the country       2008

Grand Prize at Kumkang Design’s Shoes Design Contest                                                               1998

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