SE Asia Live, Interview with Jakarta Based Photographer, Ahmad Zamroni.

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NESW Photo Book Taken Entirely using a Camera Phone: Interview with Jakarta Based Photographer, Ahmad Zamroni.


Tell us about NESW.  What specific theme or idea did you wanted to convey with NESW and what motivated you to pursue it? Explain the significance of the title NESW.

The title North, East, South, West was chosen to represent us: Ahmad Zamroni (Forbes Indonesia Photo Editor), Dita Alangkara (Chief Photographer of AP Indonesia), Yuniadhi Agung (Kompas Daily Photographer) and Mast Irham (Chief Photographer, EPA Indonesia); whom all work as a photojournalist and have a different style in communicating through photography.  The title is also a cardinal sign that symbolizes guidance to those seeking directions.  We aim not to differentiate one another, but rather to compliment each other.  Ultimately, we wanted to show that every photograph is personal which could be created by anyone and anytime freely.


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Indonesia Blog Award from “Internet Sehat”

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Woww.. amazing, baru beberapa jam pihak Internet Sehat Blog & Content Award (ISBA) 2010 mengumumkan award ini di media, langsung ratusan orang mengunjungi blog saya yang masih tergolong muda ini. Sungguh ini merupakan kegembiraan tersendiri menerima apresiasi ini dan mengetahui banyak pengunjung yang membaca tulisan-tulisan sederhana saya. Barangkali ini akan menjadi rekor jumlah pembaca yang mengunjungi blog ini. Continue reading

Baduy’s Honey Road

Young Generation of Baduy

The Baduy (or Badui), who call themselves Kanekes, are a traditional community living in the western part of the Indonesian province of Banten, near Rangkasbitung. Their population of between 5,000 and 8,000 is centered in the Kendeng mountains at an elevation of 300-500 meters (975′-1,625′) above sea level. Their homeland in Banten, Java is contained in just 50 km² (20 sq. miles) of hilly fores.

Members of the Baduy tribe safeguard their traditional ways of life by resisting any form of modernity. They obey the entire set of custom, including traditional prohibitions.

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The Denggal Dance

The Denggal dance is a special dance from Walsa tribe in Waris, part of Keerom district in Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia. This dance is performed before starting the process of making the sago flour.

The Walsa Tribe always performs The Danggal Dance accompanied by a song or the local call sanggal, the meaning is to celebrate and to communicate each other on the way to reach the celebration place.
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I La Galigo

Theatre, dancevisionary work by Robert Wilson. I LA GALIGO features a cast of 50 Indonesia’s finest performers. The music has been researched and composed by Indonesian master Rahayu Supanggah.

The theatre work is inspired by Sureq Galigo (Galigo Manuscripts), an epic poem of the Bugis people of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Longer than the Mahabharata and comparable to the adventures of Ulysses in Homer’s Odyssey, the epic tells the story of the creation of the Middle World and the first six generations of its inhabitants. Continue reading

‘Survivor’ yang Terlupakan


Belasan orang terdiam membisu. Sebagian mereka nyaris tanpa baju dengan tubuh merlumur lumpur dan mengering. Ada yang duduk dan berdiri. Namun mereka tidak berkata-kata, hanya memegang potret . Potret dari wajah-wajah yang bagi orang umum tidak begitu dikenal karena memang bukan portret public figure atau selebritis. Mereka adalah wajah-wajah dari korban lumpur di Sidoarjo yang juga dikenal dengan Lumpur Lapindo. Itulah “Survivor” sebuah art performance yang disuguhkan seniman Dadang Christanto dalam penutupan Biennale Jogja X yang digelar beberapa bulan yang lalu. Continue reading