Entry Title: "Pasung - Punished by the Gods"
Name: Christian Werner/laif , Germany
Category and Expertise: Personality, Professional


Entry Description: About 20 million people in Indonesia suffer from a mental illness. Only few get aid. Relatives chain the mentally ill people in the forest or cage them because mental diseases are still associated with the evil. The psychologist Luh Ketut Suryani from Bali tries to free them.

About the Artist:

Christian Werner is a freelance photographer based in Nordstemmen, Germany. As a teenager he developed his interest in photography while traveling to foreign countries. Since 2009 he’s studying photojournalism at the University of Applied Sciences in Hannover. His main interests are social diversity and global political issues. The areas of interest is mainly the arabic world and culture. Since 2012 Christian is represented by agency laif.