Photo by Sinna Hermanto.
Sinna Hermanto is an Indonesian female photographer from Ponorogo, East Java, a city known for its traditional dance Reog Ponorogo. From 2003 to 2016, she lived in Hong Kong as a domestic helper, and she has recently moved back to Indonesia. In her spare time, she uses photography and writing to speak up about the social issues she cares about.
In this photograph, Sinna uses flowers as an analogy for her home as the beauty and the scent of flowers reminds her of her home. Sinna believes that photography is a useful tool that challenges racial and class stereotypes of foreign domestic workers in developed countries, allowing images to bridge the gaps and foster empathy and understanding.