Last night (20/10), the students of KPY (Kelas Pagi Yogyakarta) opened a photo exhibition to mark their study progress. The school, which was founded by Anton Ismael in Jakarta in 2006 and has established a branch in Yogyakarta in October 2009, has dedicated a free educational program on photography. The school has divided their students into two classes based on the two most favorite photography genres they had already chosen earlier; fashion photo and photojournalism. They choose “3/4 (three quarters)” as the exhibition theme to represent the study progress that they have achieved in one year; they have finished 0.75 part of the whole study material.
After Putro Agustioko, the coordinator of the exhibition, and Prof. Prapto Sudjono made their opening speech, a video having Anton Ismael giving a speech was played. The MCs told the audience that Anton could not attend the opening event because he was in Jakarta. Surprisingly, after the video finished, three modern dancers came on to the stage, and one of them brought Anton to the stage through a paper-made wall-like door. Everyone was surprised and clapped gloriously.
The first room of the exhibition contains some story- and single photos, both on fashion and journalistic, while the second has only journalistic ones. The ones on fashion are quite contemporary; the students really present something unique and unusual that will make us think quite hard about what they do really mean in the photos. The ones on journalistic somehow give us a picture on some social issues that we might rarely notice though they are actually in the middle of our daily life. The curators of the exhibition are Anton Ismael, luki and Karolus Naga.
“3/4″ will be at the KPY’s base-camp from October 21 to 24, 2010, from 3:00pm to 9:00pm (everyday). The base-camp is at Jl. Brigjend Katamso, Prawirodirjan GM II/1226 (RT41/RW13), Yogyakarta. all photos by Cindy Nara