My name is Ika but most people I meet in Hong Kong call me Tara, like my Facebook name Tara Pangestu. I was born on 10th September in East Java, Indonesia.
Im working in Hong Kong around 4 years. For me, photography help me to express ourselves visually so that our voices can be heard. Because photographs ask people to think, what the pictures try to tell us.
Perhaps many employers ask, "what we (domestic helper) do when off?"
"Do we just sit, eating and chatting?" Of course not These photos I took when I was off. Maybe through this will be able to answer questions from employers.
As a minority in Hong Kong, I would like to state that I am also concerned with what was "around me". I love Hong Kong and wanted to explore through my camera lens. Through my pictures, I hope, the employer knows when we holiday we have positive activities, such as Art, hiking, photography and much more. And in Lensational I feel accepted as part of the Hong Kong people through photography. I can study with friends in lensational without feeling insecure and without asking who and where are you came from?