Armless Indonesian Photographer in Business for 20 Years


Professional photographer Rusidah, from Central Java, has been shooting weddings and parties for almost 20 years. Despite having no arms, Rusidah has been able to produce some remarkable work. Read more to see this amazing woman at work.

This story and these images by Ulet Ifansasti for Getty Images are so inspiring.

Photos via sfgate

As SFGate captions:

Armless professional photographer Rusidah, 44, takes a photograph as she carries out camera maintenance on March 13, 2012 in Purworejo, Indonesia. Rusidah shoots weddings and parties and has a small studio at home in the village of Botorejo, Bayan District, Purworejo, Central Java where her husband and son also reside. She has been in the photography business for nearly 20 years.

Whoever said it can’t be done must be in shame now.

written by denisesanjose on 2012-03-15 #news #indonesia #photographer #business #asia #java #armless #pwd #handicapped #rusidah


  1. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    Wow, recently read it. Shame on me, as an Indonesian I didn't know about her before. But I saw lot of armless painter, also the project that one of Indonesian photographer (I forget his name) who encourage blind people to take a photo

  2. denisesanjose
    denisesanjose ·

    @hervinsyah It would be great if you shoot them and share the photos with us! :-)

  3. ucinz
    ucinz ·

    great and ~so soo inspiring article! ;) many Indonesians like me too don't know and never heard her before...

  4. istionojr
    istionojr ·

    @denisesanjose great insights tho!

  5. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    she is great!

  6. pracetyos
    pracetyos ·

    i never heard about her before, that is great inspiring about spirit of life

  7. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    truly inspiring!

  8. mujib
    mujib ·

    really inspiring

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