Eva Rapoport, photographer, cultural anthropologist, journalist; born in the Soviet Union, has spent about seven years living in Southeast Asia, working on the research of spirit possession beliefs and practices in Javanese culture and photography projects documenting traditional performances and festivities.
Eva has published photo series and illustrated articles in various Russian, Indonesian and international printed and online media (Discovery Magazine Russia, L’Officiel Voyage Russia, The Familiar Strange, Eye-Photo Magazine, Bird in Flight, JogjaMag, WowShack Indonesia, etc.) and presented her research at multiple international academic conferences.
‘Embodying Beliefs across Southeast Asia’ – solo photo exhibition showcasing several cases of embodied interactions with the Unseen worlds from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.
‘Kuda Lumping: Trance and Possession in a Javanese Ceremony’ – small selection of works depicting the dance, exhibited to accompany public talk and documentary film presentation by Monika Proba.
‘Moveable Feast. Yogyakarta Edition’ – solo photo exhibition showcasing documentation of parades and carnivals that took place in Yogyakarta region (Java, Indonesia) between 2014 and 2018.
‘Chiang Mai Looks’ – photo portrait series exhibition, part of a visual-based study of the unique community of expats and digital nomads that has emerged in the city of Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.
‘Living amongst the Dead: Disparity in Manila North Cemetery’ – solo photo exhibition portraying life of the Philippine cemetery-slums.
‘Facing trance’ – solo photo exhibition showcasing the results of then 2-year-long research of jathilan, Javanese trance dance.