In a few days, I am returning to Java to finish up a few projects I have been pursuing for several years. Among these are my publication with Afterhours Books, as well as an exhibition I am organizing for the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University. I have some new projects in the works too, which I hope to post more information about soon.
The accompanying photographs are both by Niels Douwes Dekker, a Dutch photographer that worked prolifically across the Indonesian archipelago. His pictures ultimately became the book Tanah Air Kita (Our Homeland). Both of these photographs come courtesy of the Cornell Rare and Manuscript Collection, and are include in my book, Identity Crisis: Reflections on Public and Private Life in Contemporary Javanese Photography.
Brian Arnold is a photographer, educator, writer, and musician living in Ithaca, NY. For more information, please visit my other blog, A Photographer's Journal.