With the staggering number of poverty in Indonesia – at around 25.95 million people as of May 2018 (source: https://ekonomi.kompas.com/read/2018/07/16/130732026/bps-maret-2018-persentase-kemiskinan-indonesia-terendah-sejak-1999), nearly half of them are married and are incapable to afford a simple wedding or post-wedding photograph taken. A lot of them never had any pictures taken in any sorts of occasion throughout their life. There are millions of those couples share a very simple wish, they would wish for One Picture. One Picture with their loved ones – for them to keep as a memory that they can share with their children and grand children. One picture to pass on the story of their love for the next generation. It is a very simple and genuine wish.
My name is Andreas Aliwarga, I am a wedding photographer (Instagram @premofotografia), a university lecturer and an entrepreneur. And I hope - I can move your heart to help me to raise the fund to help these lovely couples to have ONE Photograph taken. Shall you need to view on my professional credentials please click here.
Thank you for reading it this far, please allow me to elaborate on how the funding will be use. The program“A Photo for A Smile” will work together with some local photographers, most of them are students from the Universities where I teach (you can check within my credential) and share the same ideas to help out. We need to raise money to cover for our travel expenses, additional camera equipment rent, accommodation, 2 weeks meals for 8 - 10 photographers (for separate areas), and government legal permits fee. We will be focusing on the remote areas between Central Java, Kalimantan and Sumatera.
Again, I would thank you all for reading this. Please help us with your donation and share the words to the world to create a smile. Simply amazing.