ReFramed - WEST JAVA - INDONESIA
This photo series tells the story of Jatisura, a small village in West Java, through a series of portraits. I photographed senior members of the community and interviewed them about their most precious memories of living in the village.
The project was conducted with the assistance of the Jatiwangi Art Factory (JAF), a local arts organisation who use art to strengthen their community.
The installation of the work at the JAF gallery was done by painting the gallery wall with black paint that acted as a
chalk board. Local school students were then invited to draw a frame for each portrait, using a series of symbols and
colours. The students were also invited to write down their hopes and dreams. The installation was completed by writing down the memory quotes from the people portrayed in the photos. This writing was done by various people
who visited the gallery during the installation. The end effect was that a broad spectrum of the local community participated in the work. The exhibition of reFRAMED at JAF shows the children’s stories expressed as hopes and dreams nourished by the memories and experiences of the elders. All photographs are taken at Jatisura Village and surrounding area in West Java, Indonesia 2015.
Too view all of the portraits, you can download a free pdf booklet of the project here.
To see a video about the making of this project click here (YouTube)