Photographer Captures Disturbing Portraits Of Young Child Smokers In Indonesia

Canadian photographer Michelle Siu’s on-going series ‘Malboro Boys’ is a disturbing look at the heavily ingrained culture of smoking in Indonesia, particularly among its male population and young boys. 

Indonesia has extremely high rates of smoking, with over 300,000 people dying from smoking every year. It is estimated that over 30% of children have their first cigarette before they turn 10. 


Revellers gather for the Jember Fashion Carnival 2014

The 13th Jember Fashion Carnival (JFC) 2014 in Indonesia theme is ‘Triangle, Dynamic in Harmony’ and consists of ten parades which include Mahabharata, Tambora, Phoenix, Pine Forest, Apache, Borobudur, Flying Kite, Wild Deers, Stalagmite, and Chemistry. This street carnival is claimed to be one of the biggest in the world and comprises more than 850 performers parading along 3.6 km road used as the catwalk. (Getty)

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