From the mar­gins

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Pho­tog­ra­pher Leonard Surya­jaya’s par­ents were first-gen­er­a­tion In­done­sians of Chi­nese de­scent. From them, he learned about anti-Chi­nese sen­ti­ment in In­done­sia in the 1960s. Fac­ing his own strug­gle for ac­cep­tance as a ho­mo­sex­ual in an in­tol­er­ant so­ci­ety, Surya­jaya’s works re­flect the spirit of in­di­vid­ual au­ton­omy in the con­text of so­cial or­der and tra­di­tion. His photos are on view in Dis­pos­sessed, an ex­hi­bi­tion fo­cus­ing on the dis­en­fran­chised, dis­placed, and marginal­ized. The show is part of Photo Sum­mer, a sea­son-long se­ries of ex­hibits, events, and work­shops. Dis­pos­sessed opens on Fri­day, June 17, at the Mar­ion Cen­ter for Pho­to­graphic Arts. On the cover is Surya­jaya’s Mom and All of the Jewel­ries She Bought Her­self With Her Own Money, an archival inkjet print from 2015.

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