Frans Mendur

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Frans Mendur
Born 1913
Kawangkoan, Minahasa, North Sulawesi, Dutch East Indies
Died 1971
Occupation Photographer

Frans Mendur (1913 – 1971) was an Indonesian photographer who took the iconic photographs of the declaration of Indonesian independence on 17 August 1945. In 1946, he established the Indonesian Press Photo Service (IPPHOS) with his brother, Alex Mendur, Oscar Ganda, Alex Mamusung, Frans Umbas, and Justus Umbas.

Sukarno reading the declaration of independence.
Raising the Indonesian flag during the ceremony.
Raising the Indonesian flag in front of the witnesses.
Photographs by Frans Mendur during the declaration of Indonesian independence ceremony


"Piet Mendur: Capturing History". Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2014-06-07.