2020 / Book / People

My Dearest Javanese Concubine

  • Company
    Blow Up Press
  • Photographer
    Luca Desienna

Love story of the 21st century. Two social outcasts in far Indonesia find a way to love each other regardless of their backgrounds: Tira Yohanes Soepomo, a 48 years old transsexual who identified as female, and Dayang, a throw away person, unemployed with no family. They met while living on the streets of Jogiakarta in Central Java. They shared a life together in a basic six square meter squat that became the centre of their universe. The book is a respectful and intimate portrait of their relationship. It’s a passionate portrait of joy and pain, suffering, and ultimately of Tira’s death.