SOP 2012 alumna and photographer Barce Rumkabu from Papua won three awards for his entries in the Protection of Ecosystem and Nature at Biak Island photography exhibition in February.
According to Barce, the purpose of this competition was to promote Biak island as a tourist destination and to protect them for future generations. Biak island is in Papua province and rich with sea life and many wonderful beaches. The island isn’t well-known, though. The organizer hopes this event will improve the popularity of the islands.
For Barce, winning isn’t everything. He wanted to use the opportunity to share a story of an area of the world he loves.
“As a photographer it’s not just about how to get the medal. But for me join in competition for how we will know our picture, can tell the story related with what people need to know about something, like people, culture or nature,” Barce said.
Well done, Barce!