By Kim Kyung-Hoon
Almost six months have passed since the Malaysian Airlines MH370 disappeared. Although authorities concluded that the plane crashed in the remote Indian Ocean and lost all the passengers, many family members refuse to accept that conclusion. They hope that they are still alive.
However, public interest towards this incident has faded, so I decided to record what these family members are still going through and shed light on this mysterious incident once again.
I thought that portrait-style pictures showing family members together with the missing passengers’ mementos would tell a story.
Before I started the project, I assumed I would find a couple of families at most, but the victims’ relatives really wanted to speak out about the incident and how much they are suffering now.
One family member, who liked my idea, introduced me to the relatives of other victims, who in turn introduced me to others, a bit like a relay.
Before I met them, I had assumed it would be very difficult to ask them to stand in front of my camera. But they were really cooperative as they were afraid the public is forgetting the incident, so they wanted to share their stories through my pictures.