EFIAP/d2, MPSA, GPU VIP 5
Ryu was born in Hahoe Folk Village(UNESCO World Heritage site, Queen Elizabeth II’s visit in 1999), Republic of Korea on 1943. He graduated from Seoul National University in 1966 and contributed to constructing the multipurpose dams in Korea as a design and construction supervisor. Ryu is a professional engineer civil engineering execution and was a former adjunct professor of Kyungpook National University.
He earned his EFIAP/d2(Excellence FIAP Diamond 2) distinction from the International Federation of Photographic Art(FIAP), his Master (MPSA) distinction from the Photographic Society of America(PSA) and his GPU VIP 5 distinction from the Global Photographic Union(GPU).
Ryu received the Best Author in color free theme at “16e Salon International d’Art Photographique de Pessac 2018” in France, the Best Author at “52nd Howrah Color Salon 2020” in India, the Best Author at “4th International Exhibition of Photography Photo Perspective 2020” in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Best Author at “11th MINIATURE 2022 in Slovenia, the Best Author at “Light Line International Salon 2022 in India, the Best Author at “DUNAV CIRCUIT 2023” in Croatia, the Best Author at “DUNAV CIRCUIT 2023” in Serbia, the Best Author at “NYPA Circuit (NYPAC) 2023” in USA, the Best Author at “PASSION FOR ART INTERNATIONAL SALON 2023” in INDIA, the Best Author at “Circuit NPC 2023” in NICARAGUA, and the Best Author at “Pastel Shades International Salon 2023” in INDIA.
He participated as a judge in JUST LIGHT 2021(Turkey), KOREA AZIT GALLERY 2022(Republic of Korea), VINTAGE KOLKATA 2022(India), CEYLONICA Photo Awards 2023(Sri Lanka), 1st International circuit ART FIESTA 2023(Latvia), JADRAN CIRCUIT 2023(Montenegro), SEOUL KOREA 2023(Republic of Korea). HAHOE MASK DANCE(Republic of Korea), CYPRUS PHOTO AWARDS(Cyprus), and PHOTOGRAPHES REUNIS SENEGAL(Senegal).