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. 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.