This is Sujatmi

Sujatmi’s dream is that her grandkids grow up to be brave and smart.

She is currently sitting in a makeshift annex area in a bustling riverside community in Jogjakarta, Indonesia. Dozens of tiny thatched and improvised houses are cobbled together and brightly painted. There are kids running around and other adults running after them, trying to get them to sit still so they can begin school. I’ve accidentally interrupted the whole affair while getting confused in the tiny alleys, no wider than a set of shoulders. She’s thrilled by the excitement as she looks on, nodding at me and the kids.

If you are into this portrait series (not all readers are… I think most like the landscapes!), then you can see more by clicking here.

This is Sujatmi

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  • http://gibbonweb.net Johannes

    I like your portraits very, very much! Not only the execution but also the tiny stories that are around them make them unique and really interesting. I wish I could travel around as much – your pictures are truly inspiring.
    Cheers,
    Johannes
    Munich/Germany

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com tratcliff

    Thanks! Happy you like these… I’ll post more… I have a ton that I have not published yet.

  • http://drcason.org Dr. Cason

    Been a fan for a while now! You inspired me to look around and chronicle the beauty in my life and home in this tiny island of Guam.

    – Sheila

  • Cari

    I much prefer and enjoy the portraits. I love your work.

  • Saeed Loloi

    this picture is fantastic- I just recently got interested in photography, can you tell me what settings you used?

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com tratcliff

    Thanks!

    You can click on each pic and go to the Flickr site, where all the camera information is kept. It’s down there on the right…

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