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Maritime expedition captures beauty, plight in eastern Indonesia

Kezia Kho

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Mon, July 8, 2019  /  05:58 pm
Maritime expedition captures beauty, plight in eastern Indonesia

Lone vessel: A documentary and photobooks on Maritime Expedition to the East of the Archipelago highlight the plight of fishermen in eastern Indonesia. (Ekspedisi Maritim Timur Nusantara/-)

In 2015, a team of photographers, videographers and researchers took part in Maritime Expedition to the East of the Archipelago, a month-long sailing journey that led them to discover not only the natural charm of eastern Indonesia, but also the struggles of its people. Some of the expedition team members gathered in a discussion at Galeri Indonesia Kaya in Jakarta on July 2 to share stories from their expedition. The discussion was one of the fringe events of the Jakarta International Photo Festival (JIPFest), held from June 25 to July 9 in several places across the capital. The expedition, initiated by the Tukangbesi Islands Foundation and the Wakatobi regency administration, followed the ancient sailing route of a sailor tribe on Buton Island in Southeast Sulawesi. The expedition team started its journey from Wakatobi Islands in Southeast Sulawesi, visited a dozen islands in ...