Paradise Island, 2015

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© Thomas Egli

What are tourists looking for on a remote tropical island? In 1985, Thomas Egli’s parents spent their honeymoon on Gili Trawangan, a small island near Lombok, in the Indonesian archipelago. In their memories, it is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Today, 30 years later, Gili Trawangan has been transformed from an untouched lagoon isle into a churning tourist destination. Thomas Egli tells shattering stories mirroring, and at the same time challenging, the indifferent visuals and languages used by the tourism industry.

Location: Chipot

Bio

Thomas Egli (1989, Schweiz) lebt und arbeitet in Zürich. Nach dem Bachelor-Studium in Camera Arts zog es ihn in die Welt des Journalismus. Als freier Fotograf arbeitet er für den Tages-Anzeiger, die Sonntagszeitung und verschiedene Magazine. Daneben beschäftigt er sich mit der absurden Normalität.

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