ABOUT

MAGGIE GOGLER 

Maggie Gogler is an arts journalist and film critic who is passionate about Korean and European Cinema as well as music, arts, and fashion. Maggie has been interested in cinema since she was 15 and discovered love for Korean films in 2004 when she saw Kim Ki Duk’s The Isle. She supports British and Asian independent film-making and enjoys producing creative and interesting projects, including dance shows. Maggie is the co-founder and the owner of View of the Arts as well as the main contributor. 

ROXY SIMONS 

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Roxy Simons is a journalist and film critic who has been in love with Japan and Japanese cinema ever since she first set her eyes on Sailor Moon at the age of five. Since then she has become fascinated with the culture, cuisine, and history of the country, and has a particular love for Rurouni Kenshin and Shaman King. She has also developed a love for Korean cinema over the years, and can often be found listening to K-Pop during her free time. Roxy is the co-founder of View of the Arts and the chief editor of View of the Arts.

AJDA ROZINA 

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Ajda Rozina is an English and Korean Studies graduate who is currently in the midst of concluding her master’s degree in English Education while working as a part-time reporter for the culture department at the Slovenian Press Agency (STA) and maintaining her Korean skills by teaching at Zavod ŠOLT. To offset her various responsibilities, she sings loudly (and off-key) in the shower, likes completing jigsaw puzzles, and collects argyle socks. She is View of the Arts‘ translator (English-Korean; Korean-English).

JULIA LITWINOWICZ

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Julia can be defined by two things: her love of literature, and her love of K-pop. As an undergraduate at the University of Birmingham, she commits her time to studying English Literature, whilst immersing herself in Korean entertainment and culture whenever she can – a passion which began when she was first introduced to the world of K-pop as a teenager. Julia is View of the Arts‘ copy editor. 

MAIN CONTRIBUTORS: 

ABI AHERNE

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Abi Aherne is a film critic based in London. Her favourite type of film is anything incredibly melodramatic, over the top, and bound to make you cry. When she’s not watching films, you can find talking about Moulin Rouge, eating pasta or waiting for her Nintendo Switch to charge. Some of her favourite films include God’s Own Country, Memories of Murder, Lady Bird and A Streetcar Named Desire.

CONTRIBUTORS: 

GEORGINA SAUNDERS

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Georgina Saunders is a thought-provoking artist and writer, interested in everything design. She studied fashion at the University for the Creative Arts, Epsom (UCA), and has worked with luxury and high street brands in the UK. Through her writing, she regularly explores the connection and influences of art and fashion. She runs her own blog and can usually be found exploring galleries at the weekend.

PHOTOGRAPHERS:

NARINE CHALABI 

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Narine Chalabi is a freelance photographer who loves to capture the reactions and interactions between artists and their fans. She first got into the concert photography back in 2015 when she took a camera along with her to The London Korean Festival and captured F(x) and Guckkasten live. The same year she also photographed MIYAVI and One Ok Rock. Narine is View of the Arts‘ live music photographer.

JINNY PARK 

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Jinny Park is a creative photographer who is passionate about live music photography. She has been a professional photographer for the past five years and has never looked back. Jinny captured the likes of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Oh Sees, Papooz, Madison McFerrin, and many Korean artists including Dok2Gonzo, Bursters, and Seven O’Clock while living in London. She has also had solo photography exhibitions in London and in Seoul. She has now moved back to Seoul, where she is pursuing her passion for photography. She is View of the Arts’ live photographer for events taking place in South Korea.

GUEST CONTRIBUTORS:

ANA STURM 

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Ana Šturm is a historian and sociologist with a special interest in the invisible affairs of everyday life. A pluviophile, dendrophile, anglophile and – most of all – cinephile. Lost in movies, addicted to coffee, ginger, and first snow. She writes about movies, works at the movies and organizes events and festivals so that others can watch movies. In 2015 she attended Berlinale and Sarajevo Talent Campus for young film critics. She is a member of the editorial board of the Ekran magazine and a founding member, and since 2017 main host of the first Slovene film and popular culture themed podcast FilmFlow.

 PAST CONTRIBUTORS:  

SANJA STRUNA 

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Sanja has decided to concentrate on her own writing. Thank you for everything and we wish you all the best. 

Sanja Struna is a freelance translator, film journalist, writer, an avid reader and a perpetual dreamer. She loves cinema in general, but fell especially in love with Korean cinema some odd years ago – and never looked back. She now spends a solid portion of the year travelling the world, discovering great new (and old) films at various global (and local) film festivals. Sanja is a member of FIPRESCI and was a contributor and the chief editor of View of the Arts.

Join the conversation! 7 Comments

  1. Really like the content of your website. Some v interesting reviews. Looks great too!

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  2. Hello Roxy and Maggie – I’m Emily Morrison and I work with Constellation Theatre Company. We’d love to invite you to our upcoming shows! In April we present a 1926 animated female filmmaker by Lotte Reiniger, The Adventures of Prince Achmed, with live musical accompaniment by Tom Teasley. Then in May, we stage the play Metamorphoses. What is the best way to reach you? I can be found on emilylovemorrison@me.com. Thanks! Love your site!

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  3. Hi Roxy and Maggie, big fan of your blog! I’m promoting a
    new and dynamic London film festival – Let’s All Be Free film
    festival – and I was wondering if either of you would be interested
    in writing about it on here? Is there an email address that I can
    send some information about our festival to?

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  4. Hello Roxy and Maggie! I really enjoyed contents from your Blog. It’s very honest and always find new things from your blog. Also, I read the interview with Love X Stereo Too! My name is Eun Ji Kim from Sounth Korea. I’m a Manager of team ” Nice Legs”. They are releasing Second Album soon and it will be an huge honor if u guys write about them. Here is Band Camp Link- http://wearenicelegs.bandcamp.com/releases Let Me know If you are Interested!!

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  5. Hi guys, what email address are you on?

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  6. U are famous in China now. UR article about 鸡你太美 had made a hot topic and it’s really funny.
    U are represented the famous foreign newsman in China.
    说吧,粉丝联系你给了你多少钱

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