Orang Asli photographer Jefree Salim welcomes you into the Seletar world

28/9/2022 5:15:00 AM

In a new book, Orang Asli photographer Jefree Salim gives the world a glimpse of the life of his Seletar coastal community in Johor

“Whether you call me an artist or photographer, it really makes no difference. All I know is that this camera has become a part of who I am.' - Orang Asli photographer Jefree Salim

In a new book, Orang Asli photographer Jefree Salim gives the world a glimpse of the life of his Seletar coastal community in Johor

In early September, Gallery Gerimis in KL presentedfeaturing over 40 photos documenting life in Jefree’s village, Kampung Orang Asli Sungai Temon, Johor Baru and its surrounding environs. The book was edited by Gerimis project director Wendi Sia and designed by Gerimis creative director Sharon Yap.

“Whether you call me an artist or photographer, it really makes no difference. All I know is that this camera has become a part of who I am, a part of my journey in life,” he says, as he whips out his trusty Panasonic Lumix G85, which was gifted to him by a PhD student doing research in his kampung about five years ago.

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