Rony Zakaria. 2008.
"When happiness could not be shared , it comes in a sorrowful way. Much more than sorrow itself".
Usaha pengendalian dan pencegahan flu burung di Indonesia telah dilakukan oleh berbagai pihak, tak terkecuali praktisi media. Pada bulan Juni 2008, Departemen Pertanian Republik Indonesia dan United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) meluncurkan sebuah inisiasi media yang berjudul Media Partnership: Human Faces of Avian Influenza untuk melaporkan dan mendokumentasikan evolusi dan dampak Avian Influenza (AI) di Indonesia.
Selanjutnya, 13 praktisi media terpilih untuk menggambarkan hubungan masyarakat Indonesia dengan unggas dari berbagai aspek kehidupan lewat medium radio, cetak/online, TV/video, fotografi dan multimedia.
Grand Launch Media Partnership Exhibition: Human Faces of Avian Influenza akan menampilkan hasil produksi media dari ke-13 peserta Media Partnership sambil dihibur oleh Dewi Lestari, Kulkul dan Endah Rhesa.
Hari/Tanggal: Kamis/18 Desember 2008
Waktu: 18.30 – 21.00 WIB
Tempat: Galeri Foto Jurnalistik Antara
Jl. Antara No. 59, Pasar Baru, Jakarta Pusat
Acara akan dilanjutkan dengan pameran karya praktisi media peserta Media Partnership yang akan berlangsung selama 3 hari (19 - 21 Desember 2008) dari pukul 10.00 – 22.00 WIB.
Dina Purita Antonio
Elly Husin, Akmal Yusmar & Wenang Pitoyo
Primus Pandumudita, Ria Moedomo dan Ima Puspitasari (USDI & STEI ITB)
Luh De Suriyani
M. Nizar Abdurrani
M. Taufik Budi Wijaya
Aser Paskah Rihi Tugu
"There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive."
- Jack London in The Call of The Wild
"we have only scratched the surface".It was a long time ago and yet it sounds so contemporary today.
"I hope I die with the best fucking news pic of all time on my neg. - it wouldn't be worth it otherwise..."The passage was taken from Ken Oosterbroek's diary dated May 20th, 1988. He was a South African photojournalist who was killed on a clash during the last days of the apartheid era. He was a member of the so-called Bang-Bang Club.
"I have got to a point where the pain of life overrides the joy to the point that joy does not exist... I am haunted by the vivid memories of killings and corpses and anger and pain... and I am haunted by the loss of my friend Ken"Kevin said this after the death of his colleague and best friend Ken Oosterbroek. A death that deeply affected Kevin and the other two. So deep and also mixed with the other problems he had, Kevin took his own life soon after he received his Pulitzer prize.
“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.” - Mohandas Gandhi
How do we occupy ourselves on the bus, mikrolet or metromini? What do the people around us do? Do we give it much thought? Or is it an insignificant part of our lives?
Jakarta-based photographer Rony Zakaria, 24, shows us how we spend our minutes, sometimes hours, moving from one point to another using public transportation.
His photographs capture the essence of ordinary events in our everyday worlds. Actually, we don't do much. We close our eyes and try to sleep, keeping one hand on our belongings. We look without really seeing. We isolate ourselves from people whose skin in fact touches our own.
Life in Jakarta, which has a population of about 12 million, is almost always communal. In public spaces, there are few niches set aside for individuals to sit alone.
Photos by Rony Zakaria
Text by Alex Supartono
"There are too many images. Too many cameras now. We’re all being watched. It gets sillier and sillier. As if all action is meaningful. Nothing is really all that special. It’s just life. If all moments are recorded, then nothing is beautiful and maybe photography isn’t an art anymore. Maybe it never was"—Robert Frank, Vanity Fair, April 2008, p177