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Stone Bridge Cafe: "Korea 1968 & 1969"

Stone Bridge Cafe: "Korea 1968 & 1969"

Stone Bridge Cafe is a bi-weekly online series from Stone Bridge Press devoted to bringing readers short stories, poems, non-fiction pieces, photographs, and artwork from and/or about East Asia. For submission guidelines and info, follow the link at the bottom of this post.

On the menu this week is a collection of strikingly human photographs taken by photographer Neil Mishalov in 1968 and 1969 while stationed in the Republic of Korea on active duty for the U.S. Army. Below are some of the photos that he captured while there.


2 men eating hut
boy with chicken
Man contemplating
washing veggies
man smiling
cookie crafters
old man bear farmer
woman with baby.
seoul swimming pond
man in progress farming.
snow biker
woman planting seeds
lid on bike smiling
woman farmer
planting rice

If you enjoyed this collection of photos, we recommend you visit Neil Mishalov's website, where you can find hundreds of beautiful photographs from different times and different places around the globe. With his discerning eye, Mishalov's body of work masterfully captures some essential and intangible aspects of humanity and the world at large. Here are the links to his web archives: and


(Private First Class Neil Mishalov, the photographer, is sitting in a Dodge M37 3/4 ton 4x4 truck.)

If you would like to submit your own work to Stone Bridge Cafe, follow this link for submission info and guidelines:



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