Tangerang, Tangerang City, Banten, Indonesia
Reynold Sumayku is a documentary photographer based in Jakarta with passion on topics related to life, natural history, and adventure. Some past work can be seen at http://stories.reynoldsumayku.com
2007 - National Wildlife Photography Competition
- Video capture
Daily Life in Raja Ampat Islands
A mother carrying her infant as she walks to the beach. Friwen Island, Raja Ampat archipelago. West Papua, Indonesia.
In a remote area called Galangan in Kalimantan, illegal small-scale gold minings have take place. There were thousands of workers digging the land in searching for gold in 1980s. Now the number has been decreased to hundreds. The location was a forest, but slowly converted to an empty landscape which can be imagined as a moonscape. People working on the mining site are threatened by the negative impacts of mercury. Rivers are polluted, carrying the mercury down to some bigger settlements and cities. And the welfare is stepping nowhere. | National Geographic magazine-Indonesia, January 2009