The research project Imageapp, hosted at AHCD, investigates the impact of image-making and its circulation in enabling and enhancing the possibilities to address and redress (in)visibilities corresponding to asymmetries of, among others, religion, ethnicity, and race.
During his recent fieldwork in Indonesia, PhD researcher Danishwara Nathaniel interviewed Muhammad Fadli, one of the project interlocutors whose visual documentary project, The Banda Journal, has just been published. He explores how the image-maker and his collaborators see the workings of images in contributing to socio-political changes. Published in April 2021 in a photobook form by Fadli and writer Fatris MF, The Banda Journal combines the medium of text and images to chronicle the legacy of Banda’s brutal colonization.
We produced this video interview with Fadli to unpack notions of 'representational redress' and visual media's potential in doing reparative work, which in itself is a political process.’ The video interview put forward some themes surrounding the production process, its collaborative methods, critical approaches to storytelling and historiography, and the public reception of this archive.