Indonesian journalists` photos to be exhibited at Amsterdam Biennial Festival 2012

Indonesian journalists` photos to be exhibited at Amsterdam Biennial Festival 2012
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Amsterdam (ANTARA News) - GRID Biennial 2012 Committee officials have said they are pleased to display Indonesian journalists` photos and documentary movies at the "Biennial Festival 2012" photo and visual art festival running from May to June, in Amsterdam. The message was delivered by Managing Director GRID Biennial 2012 Hans Peter Schoonenberg to Head of Press-Media and Cultural Affair of Indonesian Embassy at Den Hag Bonifatius Herindra, in Amsterdam, Netherlands on Wednesday, Feb 29. "These photos clearly tell about the global problems which happen in many countries," said Schoonenberg. He further said the urban life scenes that were depicted in the photos have a strong message for each country which shares the same problems. Further, Herindra confirmed that hundreds of photos taken by ANTARA News Agency journalists will be exhibited during the Amsterdam festival. He said Indonesian photography would provide a new perspective about the development of photography in Indonesia and the role it plays in bringing difficult social issues to the public's attention. "We will share Indonesians aspirations with the world through their photography about urban life and the interaction between its citizens to their environment," said Herindra. The other delegation members are Head of AMTARA Indonesian Press Photo Agency Hermanus Prihatna and Editorial Secretary of ANTARA Benny S Butarbutar, who also explained the message of each photo that will be submitted to the committee. "We appreciate the committee, which is very cooperative, in giving us the strategic location to display the Indonesian works. That is why we surely have prepared the world class works," said Prihatna. GRID Biennial Festival was first held in 2002 in Amsterdam and visited by hundreds of thousands of people. In 2010, the festival recorded 400,000 people attending the event from throughout the world. The high interest of visitors and participants, including those from Asian and African countries, have caused the committee to enlarge the exhibition location to others cities in Amsterdam. (UU.A060/INE/O001)

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