Virtual Exhibition Sumba Photo Stories

Feb 2, 2021

This exhibition is a snapshot, a glimpse of life in eastern Indonesia, life in rural East Sumba. representations of the daily life of families in remote areas captured from the eyes of students aged 9 to 12 years.

They open their homes to us, share meals with us, invite us to follow them on their way to school, show us their island and the hills that make it up from morning to night. They capture the moments that mark their lives and offer them to our eyes. Creating stories from these pictures is also an important part of this exhibition which goes through the curation process. They not only show us the photos but they also want to explain to us, with their stories.

From remote areas of Kahaungu Eti Subdistrict, East Sumba Regency, East Nusa Tangga, their villages are called Kamanggih and Matawai Katingga. A total of 48 children are author and artists from the exhibition entitled “Kabar dari Timur”. Through these photos, viewers, both in Indonesia and around the world, can imagine and immerse themselves in the daily lives of children in villages in remote areas of Sumba.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this exhibition has adapted to the circumstances and turned into a virtual exhibition that is accessed online.

We hope that this medium makes it possible to send messages, visions of these series of photos and stories as close to reality as possible, and also make them accessible to as many people as possible via smartphones, tablets or computers.

This exhibition can be accessed online until March 2021, from the website