About the book
PANNAFOTO INSTITUTE is proudly present its fourth photo book, Saujana Sumpu by Pieter Yoppy.
SAUJANA SUMPU is a photobook that carries you to experience a contemporary Minangkabau village at the vicinity of Lake Singkarak in West Sumatera. Since decades ago, the people have migrated from the village and became a part of Indonesia’s urban population leaving it crumbles through the passage of time. The book is his attempt to document the village, the Minangkabau’s cultural heritage and their place in the modern society.
Saujana Sumpu is part of a series of photo books, PORTFOLIO, aimed at lifting the works of photographers Indonesia. The purpose of this project is to promote their work both in Indonesia and overseas.
About the author
Based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Yoppy Pieter is a photographer who documents social issues and travel. His interests led him to work as an advertising coordinator at a travel magazine in 2004. Three years later he began to pursue photography due to the fact that it can act as a medium to channel his passion for visualization.
With this background, he has decided to take some photography training in PannaFoto Institute, Permata Photojournalist Grant, and the Angkor Photo Workshop. Since 2010, he has been working as freelance photographer and also a travel writer.