Taedong Kim studied photography at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Chung-Ang University in Korea. In 2016, Kim was selected as a “noticeable photographer of the year” by the Ilwoo Foundation. He won several awards including the 4th Ilwoo Photography Award, the Light of the Academy award from the Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts in China, and the JUMF (Juan Media Festival) Certificate of Merit and was a finalist for the SKOPF (Sangsangmadang Korean Photographer’s Fellowship) Award. Kim held his solo exhibition Day-Break-Days, the winning project of the Ilwoo Photography Award, in 2013 and the self-titled exhibition Kim Taedong as part of the Gallery Lux Young Artist Support Program in 2012. His group exhibitions include Young Korean Artists in 2013 and Fotofest International Discoveries 4 in 2013. He has also released photography books Day Break/Break Days in 2013 and Vision New Voices 2013, published by the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea.