Jakarta, June 4, 2013 – Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta proudly presents “Moeka Djakarta” photographic exhibition, displaying different corners in Jakarta city done by talented youngsters; Nicholas Hilman, Nicholas Raditya Santoso and William Tan. The photos will be displayed at the lobby area from the 17th of May to the 28th of June 2013.
Nicholas Hilman, Nicholas Raditya Santoso, and William Tan are three aspiring high school seniors attending Sekolah Pelita Harapan, who are driven by passion for photography, design and their city. Aiming to inspire young people in Indonesia to dream and achieve greater things, as well as to raise public awareness of the current state of the nation’s capital, these three young photographers undertook what was seen as unlikely by many and created their very own photographic testament of Jakarta. They transfigured what began as a school assignment into a published work of art, Moeka Djakarta.
Taking advantage of the youthful and raw minds, this talented trio has explored Jakarta with an unfiltered perspective. They have captured the essence of the city, from the lowly slums to the contemporary culture of Jakarta. An assignment that had started as a personal project has escalated into this passion driven, innovative piece of art that represents Jakarta in both the past and present tense. All these are beautifully compiled in a coffee table book entitled ‘Moeka Djakarta’ – means The Face of Jakarta in Bahasa Indonesia spelling. The curator of these interesting photos is the renowned photographer Martin Westlake.
The ceremonial celebration of Moeka Djakarta exhibition was successfully held on Tuesday, 4 June 2013 at Pool Verandah of Four Seasons Jakarta. Art and cultural performances included Batavian traditional dances and Tanjidor live music commemorating Jakarta city’s 486th anniversary. The celebration also marks the launch of Moeka Djakarta Book, which are now available for sale at the hotel’s Gift Shop and selected bookstore throughout Jakarta. The evening was officiated by Mrs. Tinia Budiati, Vice Director of Jakarta City Government Tourism And Culture Office representing H.E. Governor of Jakarta Special Province, Mr. Joko Widodo.
About Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta
As the world’s leading operator of luxury hotels, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts currently manage 90 properties in 37 countries. Open since 1995, Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta provides a preferred address for both business and leisure travelers, and the highly personalized, anticipatory service that Four Seasons guests expect and value around the world. Recent awards and honors include JJK Awards 2012 Hotel with the Best Service and The Winner of Indonesian Sommelier Competition 2013.