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Poems, Photos & ‘Kebaya’: Darwis Triadi celebrates illustrious career

  • Josa Lukman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, February 27 2020   /  02:30 am

Luna Maya by Darwis Triadi (Courtesy of Merajut Nusantara Foundation)Darwis Triadi is considered by many to be the first name in photography in Indonesia.To celebrate 40 years of his career in photography, Darwis is collaborating with renowned poet Sapardi Djoko Damono and kebaya designer Vera Anggraini to hold an exhibition, organized by the Merajut Nusantara Foundation, at the National Museum, Central Jakarta.At its heart, the exhibition, titled “Perempuan yang Tak Bisa Dieja” (Women Who Can’t be Spelled), which runs until March 20, displays photographs that showcase Darwis’ return to his roots as a fashion photographer.The subjects in the pictures are influential Indonesian women, from celebrities to entrepreneurs, clothed in kebaya designed by Vera. The photographs are then accompanied by poetry from Sapardi.Various events are also being organized alongside the exhibitio...