April 22, 2011

Celebrating the Earth | Jogjakarta Documentary Photographer

In a place where everything is packed in plastic over and over and over again, it was nice to be part of an event that remembered Mother Earth if only for just a moment. I am posting these photos in honor of Earth Day as well.

To raise awareness about saving electricity, for one hour the city turned off the street lights and the lighting for Tugu Monument, a very well known spot in Jogjakarta, Indonesia.

Participants used re-purposed plastic water cups to fashion a candle holder.

The event was largely attended by high school students, some from an all boy's school who very much enjoyed chanting loudly. But mostly, it was nice seeing young people engaged in an important event.

On a personal note, it was a fun excuse for me to get out my 50mm 1:4 lens to try shooting in low light.

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