Andri Tambunan’s AGAINST ALL ODDS is now part of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive


Book Title: Against All Odds

Photographer/s: Andri Tambunan

Place of publication: Jakarta, Indonesia

Year of publication: 2013

Publisher: Self published

Dimensions of book: 200 x 250 mm

Edition size: n/a

Binding, paper & printing details: Soft cover, perfect bound, colour prints on coated paper

Number of pages: 96

Number of pictures: 85

Designer: Januar Rianto

Editor: n/a

Printer: n/a

ISBN: n/a

Retail price: n/a

Where to buy; Stores, distributors URLs: n/a

Link/s to existing book reviews: ‘Behance’

Summary of project:

Almost 40% of all HIV/AIDS cases in Indonesia are located in Papua. In fact, Papua has the highest HIV/AIDS infection rates in the country, and 15 times higher than the national average. Although they say that HIV/AIDS does not discriminate, in Papua the epidemic follows along the fault lines of race: about 3 out of every 4 infected are indigenous Papuans. Indigenous Papuans lack access to the information & education necessary to make informed decisions to reduce their vulnerability to HIV. They have limited access to preventive services, adequate health support, & treatment. Consequently, they bear the highest risk of transmission, stigmatization, marginalized well-being, & mortality related to HIV/AIDS. Against All Odds explore some of the reasons that indigenous Papuans are contracting HIV. Ultimately, it aims to raise awareness about Papua & improve access to care for indigenous Papuans facing or living with HIV/AIDS.” – Andri Tambunan