Dilla Djalil Daniel "Orphans of the Forest"

14aug(aug 14)4:00 pm30sep(sep 30)4:00 pmDilla Djalil Daniel "Orphans of the Forest"Solo Exhibition

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Helsinki Photo Festival is pleased to announce solo exhibition Orphans of the Forest featuring works of Indonesian photographer Dilla Djalil Daniel who is dealing with the environmental issues caused by land exploitation, narrating the stories of human and non-human lives afflicted by the actions of mankind. The selected images of orangutans are saturated with love, raising empathetic feelings towards the animals and triggering thoughts concerning our environmental actions. The exhibition provides an impressive visual insight into the issues facing animals and the dedicated individuals that care about their welfare and conservation prospects.

“Especially peaceful and touching example of people trying to make a difference.” – The Guardian 

“An impressive visual insight into the issues facing animals.” – Ian Singleton, Director of Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme

Dilla Djalil Daniel (b.1966) is an Indonesian photographer based in Jakarta. She has been taking photographs since the age of nine using her dogs as her favourite models. Dilla carried the passion towards portraying animals and has established herself as a documentary photographer. Since her first solo exhibition and book release A Trunk and other Tails (2017), the artist has held a number of exhibitions in her home country and abroad, such as in 2018 at Xie Zilong Photography Museum, China and Dia-lo-gue Artspace, Indonesia. She was an open call finalist for the festival’s theme Love at Helsinki Photo Festival 2018. The following year her works were exhibited in the spectacular Dashed Hopes exhibition with +40.000 spectators seeing her works at Maailma Kylässä – World Village Festival 2019. During the Helsinki Photo Festival 2019 Dilla’s “Rescue Orangutan” exhibition +100 000 spectators explored her works at Helsinki Zoo. In the autumn of 2019 Dilla won the prestigious international Alfred Fried Photography award in Austria for the best photographs illustrating peace. In 2020, Dilla won Helsinki Photo Festival’s open call Trust with her images documenting mammals at the first elephant hospital in the world.





August 14 (Friday) 4:00 pm - September 30 (Wednesday) 4:00 pm

Klaus K hotel lobby galleryBulevardi 2-4, 00120 Helsinki


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