Overview participating exhibitions

Act of Faith
2007

Act of Faith

John Stanmeyer

BALINESE MYSTICISM (Indonesia, 2003-2007)

Ghosts hover everywhere on Bali. At least that is what the inhabitants of this Indonesian island believe, who see their lives as connected with an 'other world'. Balinese spiritual culture, a mixture of Hinduism, animism and Islam, was one of the last in the world to have developed in all isolation. Because of that, centuries-old ceremonies and rituals survive down to this day. John Stanmeyer did a photographic report using a Holga, a dirt-cheap camera that is notorious for its imperfect images. His photographs therefore appear to have been made decades ago, stressing the historicity of the spiritual culture on Bali.

  • BALINESE MYSTICISM (Indonesia, 2003-2007)

    Ghosts hover everywhere on Bali. At least that is what the inhabitants of this Indonesian island believe, who see their lives as connected with an 'other world'. Balinese spiritual culture, a mixture of Hinduism, animism and Islam, was one of the last in the world to have developed in all isolation. Because of that, centuries-old ceremonies and rituals survive down to this day. John Stanmeyer did a photographic report using a Holga, a dirt-cheap camera that is notorious for its imperfect images. His photographs therefore appear to have been made decades ago, stressing the historicity of the spiritual culture on Bali.

  • BALINESE MYSTICISM (Indonesia, 2003-2007)

  • BALINESE MYSTICISM (Indonesia, 2003-2007)

  • BALINESE MYSTICISM (Indonesia, 2003-2007)

  • BALINESE MYSTICISM (Indonesia, 2003-2007)

Another Asia II
2006

Another Asia II

John Stanmeyer

BURMA NIGHTS, RANGOON NIGHTS

Under its military junta Myanmar (formerly Burma) has become isolated from the rest of the world. The country is among the poorest in the world. Only radical reforms can improve the situation for the about 50 million Myanmarese. To make their lives a bit more bearable, the population resort to striking colors. Inspired by their neighbors in China to the north, their homes, shops and automobiles are provided with a colorful collection of small lights. At night the country changes into a cheerful fantasy world which lets one temporarily forget the gray everyday realities of life there.

  • BURMA NIGHTS, RANGOON NIGHTS

    Under its military junta Myanmar (formerly Burma) has become isolated from the rest of the world. The country is among the poorest in the world. Only radical reforms can improve the situation for the about 50 million Myanmarese. To make their lives a bit more bearable, the population resort to striking colors. Inspired by their neighbors in China to the north, their homes, shops and automobiles are provided with a colorful collection of small lights. At night the country changes into a cheerful fantasy world which lets one temporarily forget the gray everyday realities of life there.

  • BURMA NIGHTS, RANGOON NIGHTS

  • BURMA NIGHTS, RANGOON NIGHTS

  • BURMA NIGHTS, RANGOON NIGHTS

  • BURMA NIGHTS, RANGOON NIGHTS

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Act of Faith

Act of Faith

Price EUR 10,00

Another Asia

Another Asia

Price EUR 10,00