In 2014 graphic designer Andri Nirmala conducted a research for her dissertation project at the red-light district Gang Dolly in Surabaya, East Java. The result was an illustrated book based on a series of articles by Tempo Magazine, and samples of her project can be seen here
. Though brief, her research took her to meet various people whose lives depended on the sex industry that once thrived in the area. This is the first of “Dolly: A Graphic Journal on a Red-Light District” which chronicles her experience there.