Relatives: Portraits Of Contemporary Indonesian Families (Kerabat: Potret Keluarga Indonesia Masa Kini
by Djumini, Tino
About This Book
Since its birth in 1851, KITLV has built up an impressive collection of photographs, chiefly from the colonial period. The collection is made up of individual bequests and chance offers, but never commissioned photographs. However, it was just such an addition that was made to the collection when KITLV research director Henk Schulte Nordholt asked photographer Tino Djumini to create a series portraying the lives of contemporary Indonesians from all social levels. Djumini took hundreds of pictures, of which 32 were chosen to be included in this book. Well-known writer Ayu Utami contributed an insightful and personal essay inspired by Tino's work.
Only black-and-white photographs grace the pages of this book - only black and white to maintain the continuity with the KITLV collection of photographs. The one-line captions allow the viewers the freedom of the widest possible interpretation. An exhibition of these photographs was also held in Jakarta in July 2006.
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