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‘Stories of the people and their land’ exhibition wants to expand public dialogue on land issues

  • Gemma Holliani Cahya
    Gemma Holliani Cahya

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sun, October 6, 2019   /  01:32 pm
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A photo exhibition entitled ‘Stories of the people and their Land’ at the Salihara Community Gallery in South Jakarta from Oct. 2 to 8.(Courtesy WRI indonesia/-)

The World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Arkademy Project opened a photo exhibition on Tuesday entitled "Stories of the people and their Land" at the Salihara Community Gallery in South Jakarta. The exhibition showcased 14 photo stories taken by 14 participants of 10-day photography workshops in Pekanbaru, Palembang and Manokwari conducted from June to August by Arkademy. The photo stories were made to capture the complexity of the land issues in Indonesia through the eyes of the people who live close to the problems. The exhibition held from Oct. 2 to 8 hoped to use the photos as an alternative, a subtler medium of communication, a tool to bring land issues closer to the hearts of the people. “The knowledge of [land issues] or awareness about ecology often times become exclusive information. Even in the city, this information is owned by people from certai...