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.

Jane Kamuasi

Video produced for the Inlander of Jane Kamuasi preparing Kenyan dishes at her home in Spokane Valley, WA for a story about Into Africa, an event tomorrow, Oct. 13, which benefits Partnering for Progress (P4P). P4P addresses issues facing people living in the Kopanga/Giribe area of Kenya. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/spokanes-into-africa-fundraiser-highlights-kenyan-food-and-culture-and-local-efforts-to-improve-quality-of-life-there/Content?oid=13328963

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Utah Linebacker Chase Hansen

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Utah linebacker Chase Hansen (22) lines up for a play during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Washington State in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

My photo for the AP of Utah linebacker Chase Hansen from two weeks ago used for an Arizona Daily Star preview story about the game between Utah and Arizona. https://tucson.com/sports/arizonawildcats/football/arizona-utah-storylines-on-devaughn-cooper-s-return-ua-s/collection_301234ce-cdd5-11e8-a99d-7f89ac2c68b5.html

Meghan Mollahan and Ginny Taylor Table Setting

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Meghan Mollahan, left, and Ginny Taylor pose for a photograph at a dining table they set at Taylor’s house in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (Young Kwak/The Inlander/Health & Home)

Meghan Mollahan, left, and Ginny Taylor pose for a photograph at a dining table they set at Taylor’s house in Spokane, WA. Photo for the Inlander’s Health & Home. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/youre-welcome/Content?oid=13308775

Fujian-Umi Kitchen and Sushi Bar

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The Fujian is photographed at Umi Kitchen and Sushi Bar in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

The Fujian at Umi Kitchen and Sushi Bar in Spokane, WA. Photo for the Inlander. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/asian-inspiration/Content?oid=13169455

Chauncy Welliver

Video I produced for the Inlander for a story about heavyweight boxer Chauncy Welliver’s comeback. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/chauncy-welliver-was-once-ranked-among-the-best-heavyweight-boxers-in-the-world-now-at-35-and-100-pounds-overweight-hes-coming-back-to-the/Content?oid=13170556

Grilled Salmon-Hay J’s Bistro

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Grilled Salmon is photographed at Hay J’s Bistro in Liberty Lake, Wash., Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Grilled Salmon at Hay J’s Bistro in Liberty Lake, WA. Photo for the Inlander. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/simple-twists/Content?oid=13169446

Antonia Tombari-Legal Claims Against WA Dept. of Corrections

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Former Washington State Department of Corrections Sex Offender Treatment Specialist Antonia Tombari poses for a photograph with public disclosure, denials, policies, laws and other documents regarding hostile work environments at her house in Spokane, Wash., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (Young Kwak/The Inlander)

Former Washington State Department of Corrections Sex Offender Treatment Specialist Antonia Tombari with documents related to her claims of a hostile work environment at the Department of Corrections. Photo for the Inlander. https://www.inlander.com/spokane/former-therapists-treating-imprisoned-sex-offenders-say-hostile-work-conditions-are-hurting-the-people-theyre-supposed-to-help/Content?oid=13192555