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from THE JAKARTA POST -- SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2009 -- PAGE 14 As the lights went out in the historical Antara building in Pasar Baru, Oscar Motuloh, the director of the state news agency's photography division was seated inside his office. Galeri Antara is what it is as a result of Oscar's dream to have the world see photographs in a different light.
His inamorata for the Galeri Antara lies in the fact that it was in this building that the news of President Sukarno's declaration of independence was first announced.
President Sukarno was at the Tugu Proklamasi to proclaim independence, but the imperial Japanese blocked all radio signals to prevent people from hearing the declaration.
The news was however successfully sent through Morse code to Antara, who broadcast the news to the world. Because of its essential role in perhaps the most important …