Visual Anthropology
  • Pak Pono, the mask maker - Colours Indonesia
    Pak Pono, the mask maker
    Pak Pono is one of the last great carving masters of topeng mask art in Yogyakarta. He is also an expert choreographer and dance teacher, continuing the family tradition of his late grandfather, Empu Warnowaskito, who made masks for the last three Hamengkubuwono Kings of the Royal Palace (Keraton) of the Yogyakarta Sultanate. He is seen here in the role of the evil King Prabu Klono, archenemy of Prince Panji. Kasongan village, Bantul regency, Yogyakarta.

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Diego Zapatero

Diego Zapatero lives in Yogyakarta, the cultural cradle of Java, Indonesia. At the age of 25, he migrated into photographic work from his background as a pianist and composer after a career in marketing administration. He was led progressively towards his passion for cultural exploration, at the same time pushed by a keen interest in Indonesian culture. In his work, he travels Southeast Asia to seek out the most genuine stories to substantiate his photo projects.

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