Author Archives: Young Kwak

About Young Kwak

Young Kwak is a freelance photographer and videographer based out of Spokane, Washington. After earning a BA in Economics from UCLA in 1994, Young combined his creative abilities with his economics and business education as a part of the advertising industry in both California and Washington. His early experience includes 11 years as a pre-press operator and print production manager, and 3 years as an art director. Since 2007, he has worked as a still photographer adding video services in early 2009. Young's range of services include still photography, filming, editing and final delivery for a host of corporate, agency and editorial clients, including the Pacific Northwest Inlander, for whom he won a national first place in 2010 and 2013 from the Association of Alternative Weeklies in the Photography category and a 2010 first place award in the Alternative Newsweekly Photography category by the Society of Professional Journalists Region 10. Young carefully listens to the needs of his clients and makes all of the proper creative decisions to get a client's message out in an effective manner. Whether it is a TV commercial, a web promotional video, a print advertisement or a news story, Young always listens for key moments in an interview or looks for action taking place around a set to find elements to enhance the story being told.

Immigration Policy Protest

Immigrant Rights Protest

(Left tor right) Joe Sperry, Diana Navarro and Olgalucia Herrera listen to a speaker during an immigrant rights protest outside the Peyton building, which houses the office of Rep Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, July 5, 2018. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Protesters, including (left to right) Joe Sperry, Diana Navarro and Olgalucia Herrera, rallied against the federal “zero tolerance” immigration policy outside of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ office in #Spokane, WA last week. The shoes in the photo represent immigrant children separated from their families. 📷 for the Inlander.


VIDEO: Footehills Farm

Video I produced for the Inlander of Footehills Farm in Colbert, WA, who use permaculture at their sustainable farm.

White Wine Vinaigrette

The white wine vinaigrette I made should last a couple of days, maybe. My significant other with the awesome pour.

Easy to make in jar:

1 part white wine vinegar

3 parts olive oil

Dijon mustard, salt and pepper to taste

Then put the lid on the jar and shake the mixture until emulsified.

Spokane Charter Schools


12 year old seventh grader Emily Waldvogeo, left, writes a script in a filmmaking badge, which is similar to a club, at PRIDE Prep in Spokane, Wash., Friday, April 1, 2016. (Young Kwak/Pacific Northwest Inlander)

Photo at PRIDE Prep, in Spokane, WA, from April 2016 for the Inlander used in a story about families waiting to get students into charter schools. In this photo, 12 year old seventh grader Emily Waldvogeo, left, writes a script in a filmmaking badge, which is similar to a club, at PRIDE Prep.