Exhibition Sumba Photo Stories – Kabar dari timur

January 21, 2021

This exhibition is a glimpse of life in the east, life in rural East Sumba. A representation of the daily life of families in remote areas, captured from the eyes of young students aged 9 to 12 years.

They opened the house for us, shared regular meals with us, invited us to follow them on the way to school, see their islands and hills from morning to night. They capture the moments that mark their lives and explain them to us. Creating stories from these images is also an important part of this exhibition that has gone through a curation process. They not only open the door, but also want to explain and tell stories through photos. Now we just have to watch and listen.

From the remote district of Kahaungu Eti in the eastern part of East Sumba regency, East Nusa Tenggara, their villages are named Kamanggih and Matawai Katingga. 28 of the 48 children who have attended the training are writers and artists from this exhibition titled “News From the East”. Through these photos, viewers in Indonesia and around the world can imagine and immerse themselves in the daily lives of children in the region.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the cancellation of socio-cultural events, and the cessation of teaching and learning activities in Indonesia, the exhibition must be adjusted. Therefore, the exhibition is adapted online, making it accessible to a wider audience through smartphone, tablet or computer devices.

This media is expected to transpose messages from this series of photos and stories as close to reality as possible.

The exhibition will be online until March 2021, with audio commentary for each of the 80 images, in French, English and Bahasa Indonesia.
The exhibition runs until March 2021, through the website of https://sumbaphotostories.com

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