"India through Indonesian Eyes" Photo Exhibit on display at Jakarta Post
Embassy of India in Jakarta, in partnership with The Jakarta Post, organised a special photo exhibition of the work of Mr. P.J. Leo, Photojournalist of The Jakarta Post, titled “India through Indonesian Eyes”. The exhibition was inaugurated on 16 November and will be open for Public viewing till November 22,2019. The event was graced by H.E. Mr. Pradeep Kumar Rawat, Ambassador of India, Mr. Nezar Patria, Editor in Chief, Jakarta Post, Mr. Endy Bayuni, Senior Editor and Board of Directors. Other dignitaries included Ambassador of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Ambassador of Japan and Ambassador of Russia to Indonesia. The event was attended by more than 100 people.
The event was organised as part of the ongoing celebrations of the 70th Anniversary of Establishment of India-Indonesia Diplomatic Relations and aimed topromote a better understanding of Indian arts and culture amongst Indonesian audiences.
Mr. Leo is a famous photographer from Indonesia who has been working with the Jakarta Post since 1991. He has organised several photo exhibitions in Indonesia. At the invitation of ICCR, Mr. Leo covered the Kumbh Mela from February 20, 2019 to February 24, 2019. During the visit he also visited Delhi and Agra. Following his visit, The Jakarta Post published a special article on India in March 2019, featuring photos from Mr. Leo’s trip.This special photo exhibit would be showcased across several cities in Indonesia during 2020.