In October 2010, Gunung Merapi had one of her biggest eruptions in recent years. The Indonesian government raised the alert for Mount Merapi to its highest level(4) and warned villagers in threatened areas to move to safer ground. People living within a 10-kilometre zone were instructed to evacuate.
This photographic series depicts an affected village 9 months after the eruptions. Though promised compensation from the Indonesian government, and relocation of their village a safe distance away from the volcano, villagers never received any funding.
Villagers refused the offer of a relocation, and started rebuilding their community by themselves, determined to continue staying where they feel like home.
All photos taken with Kodak Ektar 120mm colour negative, processed and scanned into digital prints.