2018 Award Finalist: Saujana Sumpu, by Yoppy Pieter

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2018 Photobook Award Finalist

Saujana Sumpu, by Yoppy Pieter

Published by PannaFoto Institute, 2016 | Indonesia | Edition of 600 | ISBN: G 786027 021 327

PannaFoto Institute proudly presents the fourth photo publication titled Saujana Sumpu by Yoppy Pieter.

Yoppy’s photographs in this book portray Sumpu, a forsaken village located at the end of Lake Singkarak in west Sumatra, Indonesia.

Since decades ago, their people have migrated and became a part of Indonesia’s urban population. This is the story of the slow death of Minangkabau’s cultural heritage.

Saujana Sumpu is part of a photobook series portfolio, which aims to highlight the works of Indonesian photographers. The purpose of this project is to promote their work both at home and abroad.



Yoppy is a photographer who was born and raised in Jakarta. His father has helped nurture his interest in visual world since he was a kid and this was a reason behind his decision to use camera when he started his work in a publisher.

He learned photography in a workshop held by PannaFoto Institute, before selected as one of the participants of Permata PhotoJournalist Grant (2011), Angkor Photo Workshop (2012),the recipient of Erasmus Huis Fellowship to Amsterdam (2015) and South-East Asia & Oceania 6×6 Global Talent Program by World Press Photo Foundation (2017) .

In 2014, together with photographers Muhammad Fadli and Putu Sayoga, he established Arka project (www.arkaproject.com). Yoppy’s photography works were exhibited in Jakarta Photo Summit #3 (2014), 2015 Jakarta Biennale and published in a book titled Saujana Sumpu in 2016.

Website: www.yoppycture.com

Finalist Gallery with Captions

Saujana Sumpu, by Yoppy Pieter [Indonesia] is a Photobook Award Finalist in the Invisible Photographer Asia Awards 2018. View more 2018 Awards Finalists.

The Invisible Photographer Awards 2018 is proudly supported by G-Technology AP, Sony Singapore, GetIT Comms, Grenadier Press, Exactly Foundation, Photo Kathmandu, Spoon Creative and Objectifs – Centre for Photography and Film.

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