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13 Apr 2016 - 13 May 2016

The People Behind the Seawall | NL photo exhibition in Jakarta

2.%20Family%20walking%20through%20the%20harbour%20of%20Jakarta.%20Photo%20by%20Cynthia%20Boll The exhibition ‘The People Behind the Seawall’ has opened at the Erasmus Huis in Jakarta, Indonesia and runs till May 13. It is an initiative of Utarakan Jakarta (‘Speak Up Jakarta’), featuring works by NL photographer Cynthia Boll focused on water-related challenges of families living in Northern Jakarta. The exhibition shows how four citizens and their families are dealing with water-related challenges, such as land subsidence, floods, heavy rainfall, waste, pollution and lack of drinking water. They live in Northern Jakarta, behind the current old seawall, where the threat of flooding is most severe. Photographer Cynthia Boll (1972) followed the lives of these four affected families and documented their personal stories. The exhibition is an initiative by Utarakan Jakarta (‘Speak Up Jakarta’). This  project is supported by the Shared Cultural Heritage Matching Fund. The exhibition will run until 13 May. More about the Erasmus Huis, Jakarta Image: Family walking through the harbour of Jakarta. Photo by Cynthia Boll