Christian Heilmann

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Got photos of the British Museum? Help me say ‘sorry’ to Jinho on behalf of London

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

I love London – it is my choice of home. That’s why I get very upset when the first impression people get of it is something that drags people down. If you’ve been at Open Hack 2009 in Covent Garden last weekend you might have stumbled upon this man:

Yahoo Open Hack London 317 by  Jinho.Jung.

This is Jinho Jung, a Yahoo Developer Network colleague from South Korea who came over for hack day to see what the UK hackers are all about. He also did a sterling job covering the whole event and especially the price giving with his camera (others, of course are James Broad and Steve Marshall).

Whilst waiting for his food at some burger joint in Soho, Jinho had his camera stolen the day after hack day. Losing 2000 dollars of equipment is bad enough but what really made Jinho sad is that he had taken around 300 photos of the British Museum which he lost with the camera. This is doubly annoying as you cannot take photos in museums in Seoul and he was very elated about the rules in this country.

So, as a sign, could you please tag great photos of the British Museum and especially its exhibits with “sorryjinho or add it to this group to show him that London is a great place to visit and we’re happy to fill the gap of lost memories? Let’s show that London photographer colleagues have s(e)oul (ok, I am ashamed already of this one).

Chris Heilmann