Topic: Jakarta

A Kind of You
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The Monkey and the Mask: Terrifying Portraits of Indonesia’s Street-Performing Macaques

Terror often stems not from the unknown, but from something familiar that has been subtly — but unmistakably — transformed. This certainly helps explain why Finnish photographer Perttu Saksa’s series of masked and chained monkeys is so unsettling.

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Ed Wray
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The Masked Monkeys of Indonesia

Photographer Ed Wray was terrified the first time he encountered a masked monkey. Having lived and worked in Jakarta as a freelance photographer for years he was accustomed to seeing the animals, cruelly leashed by chains, jumping through hoops or riding trikes on the sidewalks. But the mask was a terrifying twist.

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