what’s your story…



Hi I’m Sharon Joetama. I was born and raised in Jakarta. Growing up in a third world country, I witnessed how diverse economics affected people’s lives, there was extreme privilege and extreme poverty. This sparked a sense of curiosity within me. I love to talk to all types of people, hear their story and understand their journey. Photography is the passport that allows me to dig deeper into people’s lives and show the beauty in all walks of life, especially those that are often unseen and forgotten. I love to listen with empathy in order to understand the small details that make them who they are and visually capture their thoughts in an image. I want viewers to feel a familiarity and appreciate our differences. I want people to respect and love themselves and allow others to celebrate what makes us human.