UNAIR NEWS – A number of students, members of Airlangga Photography Society (APS) or UNAIR Photography club held a photo exhibition titled “Rantau” from Wednesday, Feb. 20 to Saturday, Feb. 23. “Sewindu, mengadu, dan merindu (Eight years, confiding, longing)” was the tagline of the exhibition held at Stasiun Gubeng Baru and supported by PT KAI Daop 8 Surabaya Public Relations.
The “Rantau” exhibition is a project carried out by students who have just joined UNAIR Photography Club. Ega Putri of the exhibition committee said that the exhibition was a mandatory task for new students who would join Photography Club. She also explained the reasons behind the theme, “Rantau”.
“Because college students are usually identical to rantau (wandering custom). This exhibition expressed their longing. Station was chosen because it is identical to arrival and departure. So it was held here to have a direct feel, and it can be seen by people passing by,” explained the 2018 Sociology student.
There are two categories of photos on display, story photos and single photos. Story photos consists of three separate photos with continuous stories between the first photo and the third photo. While a single photo only describes one moment or event. In total, there are sixty photos displayed along the front hall of the station. All of them are the works of new members of Photography Club.
“We also invited Photography Club from other campuses, such as from University of Jember (Unej), University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), Universitas Brawijaya (UB) to come to this event. But not as participants, “added Ega.
The visitors got the opportunity to vote and choose the best photo works. Photos that have most number of votes will be named winners and receive award plaques.
The exhibition was started from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Special for the last evening, Saturday, Feb. 23 there was a photo review event taking place at 6 p.m. In the session, the participants were asked to explain the meaning of each photo as well as to determine the winners of the best work.
Author: Zanna Afia Deswari
Editor: Nuri Hermawan