Phil Jung was born and raised in the Lower Hudson Valley of New York.
Jung received a BFA in Photography from The San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. His artwork has been featured in numerous publications including NPR, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Boston Globe, Incandescent, The Photo Review, Mossless, GQ, and Kiblind Magazine in France. He was a recipient of the TMC Kodak International Film Grant in 2009 and the Saint Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award in 2013. Jung has participated in exhibitions throughout the United States including LACMA, the Honolulu Museum of Art, The Griffin Museum of Photography in Massachusetts, Houston Center for Photography in Texas and Foley Gallery in NYC. His work is in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and Arts.
Phillip Jung currently lives and works in Honolulu. He teaches undergraduate students at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.