Thursday, July 19, 2007


This is Yanti, 37 of age. She became a widow two years ago. It is was then when she had to move to Semarang, her presence in her village was no longer appreciated. So much for sympathy for the departed and grieving. The other women in the village were anxious to see Yanti leave, because they were afraid she would steal one of their husbands. Now she works 15 hours a day in a warung (food stall) nearby the gallery (so I chat with her so now and then, and she talks a lot), her husband’s pension is only 250.000 Rupiah per month.

1 comment:

adultsareboring said...

hope she doesn't sells herself... Love the portrait. I can even see such gloomy smile in red ;)