The riders of destiny / Romi Perbawa.

Photographer
Perbawa, Romi, 1971- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
2nd edition.
Published/​Created
  • Jakarta, Indonesia : Afterhours Books, [2015]
  • ©2015
Description
147 pages : chiefly illustrations, map ; 28 cm

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Summary note
"In the sun-drenched corner of Nusa Tenggara Barat, the end of the rice-harvesting season marks the start of a new season: horse-racing. The pacoa jara involves young children dangerously racing horses for gambling money and entertainment in the name of tradition. A tradition the local government maintains are an important part of island culture. A photo essay four years in the making, Romi essentially explores how a child's identity and personality are formed by childhood and education, and questions whether these are worth sacrificing for tradition. He does this with a series of beautifully moving photographs that "try to uncover the fragility of the children's identity" lost in tradition. With a special foreword by prominent international photojournalist John Stanmeyer, The Riders of Destiny is a touching and moving exposé on the pacoa jara and the children who dedicate--and at times, sacrifice--their lives preserving it"-- Publisher's Web site.
ISBN
  • 9786027128484 ((hardback))
  • 6027128488 ((hardback))
LCCN
2017339654
OCLC
945788666
RCP
C - S

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