December, 23 2016
Dolly: A Graphic Journal on A Red-light District (Part 9)

Illustrator Andri Nirmala chronicles her research at red-light district Gang Dolly in Surabaya in this biweekly graphic series.

by Andri Nirmala, Illustrator
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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.

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Andri is a New York-based illustrator from Jakarta. In 2014, she graduated from Universitas Pelita Harapan and is currently continuing her studies while working on her first graphic novel. She finds pleasure in reading a good book and discovering new neighborhoods. Visit her website: anirmala.info.