TOKYO-2018 Book / Nature

The Northern Sumatra

  • Prize
    Bronze in Book/Nature
  • Photographer
    Jenn Wei Hee
  • Technical Info
    Nikon D750 Full Frame, Nikkor 85mm F1.4 And Nikkor 20mm F2.8
  • Photo Date
    29.06.2018 to 01.07.2018

Sumatra in Western Indonesia is the sixth largest island in the world. While it doesn’t have the temples and beaches of Bali or Java, what the region lacks in historic sights, it more than makes up for in awesome scenery and thrilling adventure experiences. Home to Batak ethnic groups – the term used by Malay settlers to describe non-Muslims in Sumatra – the area is steeped in tradition and fascinating culture.

Jenn Wei makes photographs in digital and analogue. With a subtle minimalistic approach, his photos reference post-colonial theory as well as the avant-garde or the post-modern and the left-wing democratic movement as a form of resistance against the logic of the capitalist market system.