Sangsun ChoiBiography

Sangsun Choi is a visual storyteller whose work focuses on an ethnographic approach to social minorities and vulnerable people. His documentary and photograph explore not only the value of truth but also an artistic representation of human life. Originally from South Korea, he has made dozens of work about child labor, North Korean defector, war refugees, people with disabilities, and immigrants. 

He has collaborated with various NGOs, such as Compassion and Jiguchon Welfare Foundation,  to shed light on the life of underprivileged people. Choi has presented his work at film festivals worldwide including Athens International Film and Video Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, RiverRun International Film Festival, Wisconsin Film Festival, ETHNOCINECA-International Documentary Film Festival Vienna. He is also a winner at the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts in 2018 (Faculty Short Documentary Category).

Choi also is an Open Frame Film Festival director and a Media Equipment Room Manager in the department of CVPA.


  • B.A., Hangdong Global University, South Korea
  • M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Teaching Assignments

  • Media Production I
  • Media Production II
  • Digital Photography
  • Applied Film/Media 
  • Editing