2016 / People / Family


  • Photographer
    Mervyn Dublin

The picture of the two sisters was taken at Ngadirejo village in the district of Probolinggo, East Java which lies close to the Tengger caldera. The shot was taken inside their home with available light from the window as they relies on natural light during the day and oil lamps during the night. They worked as farmers and plant mainly tomatoes and onions. Despite the eruption of Bromo in 2011 which devastated their village, killing almost all vegetations and crops alike and the disruption of water supplies, they are very resilient, full of optimism and determination to carry on with their lives.