Nana Safiana

Strangers in Frame

"Here is illusions,

we are the modern slaves of our own mankind."


Strangers in Frame is a series of the people that I encountered during my travels.

*ongoing

Tenggerese villagers struggling to catch offerings such as money, animals, crops and other valuable things thrown in to the volcano by Hindu worshippers during the Yadnya Kasada festival in Mount Bromo, Indonesia. Despite the evident danger, some villager

Tenggerese villagers struggling to catch offerings such as money, animals, crops and other valuable things thrown in to the volcano by Hindu worshippers during the Yadnya Kasada festival in Mount Bromo, Indonesia. Despite the evident danger, some villagers of poor people and beggars risk climbing down into the crater to retrieve the sacrificed goods, believing that they will bring good luck.

Balinese street vendor take a rest on the street of Kintamani road. Dozens of street vendor can be seen here everyday as early as 5 a.m. and work until 8 p.m. selling all kind of items to tourist who visited Mount Batur in Bali, Indonesia.

Balinese street vendor take a rest on the street of Kintamani road. Dozens of street vendor can be seen here everyday as early as 5 a.m. and work until 8 p.m. selling all kind of items to tourist who visited Mount Batur in Bali, Indonesia.

A daughter following her mother to sell crops in East Java, Indonesia.

A daughter following her mother to sell crops in East Java, Indonesia.

A portrait of a boy and his father who just about to start their journey, in Kintamani, Bali. Mo

A portrait of a boy and his father who just about to start their journey, in Kintamani, Bali.

A mother helps her son with his lunch in Denpasar, Bali.

A mother helps her son with his lunch in Denpasar, Bali.

A group of boy on their way to school by truck during rainy day in Kintamani, Bali, Indonesia.

A group of boy on their way to school by truck during rainy day in Kintamani, Bali, Indonesia.

A portrait of a Kyrgyz boy with a horse which he look after for his family who run a small business of horse-riding in Sary-Mogul, Kyrgyztan. Tourists in Sary-Mogul are unpredictable because it really depends on the seasons where it is almost impossible t

A portrait of a Kyrgyz boy with a horse which he look after for his family who run a small business of horse-riding in Sary-Mogul, Kyrgyztan. Tourists in Sary-Mogul are unpredictable because it really depend on the seasons where it is almost impossible to gain money during the Winter.

A portrait of an old man known as Made, who lives in front of the Kintamani Lake, located very near with Mount Batur, Bali. The last eruption of Mount Batur was on July 7, 2000, shooting ash 300 meters above the crater. He was there during the eruption ha

A portrait of an old man known as Made, who lives in front of the Kintamani Lake, located very near with Mount Batur, Bali. The last eruption of Mount Batur was on July 7, 2000, shooting ash 300 meters above the crater. He was there during the eruption happen and he spent most of his life only in Kintamani, working as a fisherman.

A group of vietnamese man take cigarette break and enjoy drinking vietnamese coffee, cà phê after working hour in Ho Chi Minh Town, Vietnam.

A group of vietnamese man take cigarette break and enjoy drinking vietnamese coffee, cà phê after working hour in Ho Chi Minh Town, Vietnam.

A spouse who make a living by breaking down wasted machines in Saigon, Vietnam. 

A spouse who make a living by breaking down wasted machines in Saigon, Vietnam.

A portrait of a Vietnamese man who survive by making traditional food called rice crackers and rice paper known as bánh tráng in his small house located not far from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

A portrait of a Vietnamese man who survive by making traditional food called rice crackers and rice paper known as bánh tráng in his small house located not far from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

A portrait of a street tailor companied by her granddaughter in Saigon, Vietnam.

A portrait of a street tailor companied by her granddaughter in Saigon, Vietnam.

A portrait of a Vietnamese lady who make a living by selling recycle garbages in Saigon, Vietnam.

A portrait of a Vietnamese lady who make a living by selling recycle garbages in Saigon, Vietnam

An old woman is seen in front of her house located in a slum neighborhood in Urumqi city, West China.

An old woman is seen in front of her house located in a slum neighborhood in Urumqi city, West China.

A portrait of Kyrgyz man, Mamat Tursun Ahmad, 41, suffering from lung disease which he has to depend on a oxygen tank to breathe comfortably. In this kind of condition, he still need to operate his small convenient store located in Kashgar, West China, to

A portrait of Kyrgyz man, Mamat Tursun Ahmad, 41, suffering from lung disease which he has to depend on oxygen tank to breathe comfortably. In this kind of condition, he still need to operate his small convenient store located in Kashgar, West China, to keep supporting his family and their living cost.

A portrait of a Champa woman, Aminah who lives with her in-law in Chau Doc Village, Vietnam, after her son passed away. She has to lay every half an hour due to her illness.

A portrait of a Champa woman, Aminah who lives with her in-law in Chau Doc Village, Vietnam, after her son passed away. She has to lay every half an hour due to her illness.

Balinese women mourn after attend a funeral in Ubud, Bali.

Balinese women mourn after attend a funeral in Ubud, Bali.

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