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Sisters

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Sister dressed in pink, brother dressed in blue. Bathers cool down in a public fountain as the afternoon heat peaks. day #7 @dakiloulou for @burndiary #heat #bathers #jewish #jerusalem #burndiary

Lamp

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C. brought her collection of oriental beauties to a house on a hill overlooking the city. A lamp casts shadows on the wall as the wind howls outside and I wonder if I will remember where I am tomorrow morning. day #7 @dakiloulou for @burndiary #jerusalem #temporaryhomes #burndiary

joshua irwandi – asmat: not a blank canvas

FujiFilm/Young Talent Award – 2015 Runner Up

 

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FujiFilm/Young Talent Award 2015 runner up

Joshua Irwandi

Asmat: Not A Blank Canvas

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Asmat is a tribe of New Guinea discovered not a century ago, notorious for the disappearance of Michael Rockefeller in 1961. However, ever since Indonesia annexed West Papua from The Netherlands, Indonesian government’s transmigration program has brought in an influx of foreigners (from other islands of Indonesia), leading to construction projects, deforestation, and outside influence coming in to Asmat. Consequently, Asmat people are becoming marginalised in their own land. Although Asmat ritual feasts are still taking place with far less frequency, there is religious tension between the Catholic majority of Asmat and Islam brought in by the foreigners. The foreigners own most businesses, which renders the Asmats economically disadvantaged. With increasing number of foreigners coming in per year, by 2030 less than 20% Papuans will cease to exist. Asmat is only one of the many tribes in West Papua.

I was in Asmat in 2013 for 3 weeks, 2 months last year, and recently hired as museum staff at the Asmat Museum in Asmat.

My intention in photographing the Asmat from the very beginning is to raise awareness of what’s happening in Asmat, and to reinvestigate the consequences of development and ‘progress’. We cannot stand oblivious to the change that is rapidly taking place. Change will wipe whatever remains in West Papua. My decision to work in Asmat is because I want to try to engage the Asmat people visually of what’s happening in their land. Asmat is not a blank canvas where outside forces can simply project influence upon them. Asmat have their own way to respond; how, and what their responses are, makes it difficult to predict their future.

Bio

I’m Joshua Irwandi, 23, an Indonesian photographer based in Asmat, West Papua, Indonesia. Starting this year I am working as Museum Staff at the Asmat Museum of Culture of Progress, Agats.

I left Indonesia when I was 16 for high school in Canada (graduated 2010), BA in English Literature at University of Exeter (graduated 2013). While doing BA I spent time mostly on photography; I was photographer at my college paper Exepos’ (nominated Guardian Student Publication of the Year) and designer/photographer for student theatre companies. I interned at the Jakarta Globe in 2011, Kompas in 2011 and 2012, and The Times UK in 2012. I decided to pursue my MA, which began in January 2014, and started photographing Asmat. The photographs from Asmat have won me several workshop opportunities in 2014, namely Adam Broomberg/Oliver Chanarin workshop London, New York Times Portfolio Review NY, Magnum AGM Masterclass NY, Eddie Adams Workshop XVII NY, and VII Photo Masterclass Milan.

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FujiFilm/EPF Young Talent Award is an additional grant for photographers under 25. Using David Alan Harvey’s words “A heart felt thank you also to FujiFilm for making it possible for the EPF to keep focus on the future generations, the young ones, the ones with a vision already making a mark now… and just might make another jump soon…”

 

 

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Day 6

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Back to where rules are secondary and attention as constant as is the burning sun. day #6 @louloudaki for @burndiary #rules #sunshine #jerusalem #israel #burndiary

Boy

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A boy looks at the Land, gold-silver-and-brown, below a mass of fluffy clouds, counts down for landing. day #6. @dakiloulou for @burndiary #countdown #landing #view #boy #israel #burndiary

Impeccables

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Impeccable ladies in suits on each side of empty seat rows, look like gold to me. day #6. @dakiloulou for @burndiary #sleepless #gold #impeccable #ladies #burndiary #sweden #dakiloulou

Lady

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Southbound lady with earphones, sun is back, makes its wonders. day #5. @dakiloulou for @burndiary #southbound #train #view #ladies #burndiary

Fixing the car

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A couple leans over the motor, trying to fix the problem as we head to the train. day #5. @dakiloulou for @burndiary #motor #fix #lean #sweden

Lake

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It’s time to pack up bags and leave again so before I do I drive around to absorb some of that abundance of space, air and silence that the Scandinavian lands have more than plenty of. Reminder to self, roots can not be cut, feed them. day #5. @dakiloulou for @burndiary #space #scandinavia #sweden #burndiary

Cars

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When the weekend begins, handsome cars are taken out of the garage. A red Cadillac drives through the city, in tune with wooden houses painted in a traditional red. day #5. @dakiloulou for @burndiary #falurödfärg #cadillac #weekend #red #sweden

Sawmill

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View on the working sawmill, a daily certainty in the small city by the lake and at times like these certainties are so good to have. day #5. @dakiloulou for @burndiary #sawmill #certainties #sweden #burndiary

Reflection

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Light reflects on the framed picture of a young lady, next to a family portrait of kings, queens, princes and princesses once upon a time. day #4. @dakiloulou for @burndiary #sweden #portrait #king #queen #lady

Horse

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A horse in a field of buttercups stops eating for a minute, walks towards a better spot for pasture. day #4. @dakiloulou for @burndiary #horse #hunger #buttercups #sweden

Driving

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I drive and while P. tells stories, I look at the ever changing clouds and pine trees that never seem to change. day #4. @dakiloulou for @burndiary #trees #clouds #road #sweden

aaron canipe – plateau

FujiFilm/Young Talent Award – 2015 Runner Up

 

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FujiFilm/Young Talent Award 2015 runner up

Aaron Canipe

Plateau

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Plateau is an exploration of the North Carolina piedmont region. The piedmont, situated between the mountain and coastal region of the state, has long been home to tobacco farms, furniture production, and textile mills, among other industries. This series takes it’s inspiration from North Carolina’s eminent writer Thomas Wolfe and his short story “The Lost Boy”:

“Here,” thought Grover, “here is the Square as it has always been-and papa’s shop, the fire department and the City Hall, the fountain pulsing with its plume, the street cars coming in and halting at the quarter hour, the hardware store on the corner there, the row of old brick buildings oil this side of the street, the people passing and the light that comes and changes and that always will come back again, and everything that comes and goes and changes in the Square, and yet will be the same again.

Plateau is an attempt that finding, in the small towns of the piedmont region, a changelessness and consolation for the state’s rapid growth. Plateau holds on to innocence while looking towards the future and finding the quite global in the local.

Bio

Aaron Canipe earned a BFA in photography in 2012 from the Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C. While in D.C, he worked as a photographer and contemporary collection archivist at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Canipe also co-founded the publishing and design imprint Empty Stretch, which focuses on curating books, zines, and exhibitions highlighting up-and-coming artists and photographers. Canipe is a recent graduate of the MFA in Experimental & Documentary Arts program at Duke University.

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FujiFilm/EPF Young Talent Award is an additional grant for photographers under 25. Using David Alan Harvey’s words “A heart felt thank you also to FujiFilm for making it possible for the EPF to keep focus on the future generations, the young ones, the ones with a vision already making a mark now… and just might make another jump soon…”

 

 

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Blond

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Blond. day #4 @dakiloulou for @burndiary #three #drive #bike #blond #summer #sweden

Lined up

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Modified cars lined up after the rain, headlights on. day #3. @dakiloulou for @burndiary #cars #drive #small #swedish #city #burndiary