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Jakarta Post

Jakarta’s first international photo festival showcases identity

  • Valerie Halim

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 27 2019   /  01:07 am

People walked in rows of three while holding some of the best works of Indonesia’s street photographers along Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta during Car Free Day on Sunday, kicking off the city’s first international photo festival.The capital is hosting the 2019 Jakarta International Photo Festival (JIP Fest), featuring more than 80 photographers from the host country Indonesia, Netherlands, India, Brazil, Poland, Germany with the Pannafoto Institute as the event’s sole organizer.International organizations such as World Press Photo and the Magnum Foundation have also contributed to the festival by providing photographs to exhibit.Program director Ng Swan Ti told The Jakarta Post that the festival was the realization of a dream she had shared with friends, which was to educate people about photography.“As a result, the committee and volunteers of the event comprise people from ...