Photography & Video
Denpasar, Denpasar City, Bali, Indonesia
I am an award-winning documentary photographer based in Bali / Jakarta, Indonesia.
Initially, photography started as a medium to preserve a fleeting moment in time. As for self-expression, the camera allows me to connect to the world and convey my thoughts and ideas through pictures. But I realized that photography as a powerful instrument to affect social change. Beyond the act of recording, my aim as a photographer is to tell a story that voices the truth, evokes empathy, and ultimately moves people into action. Having a camera in my hand gives me both a rare privilege and a profound responsibility. Though the act of taking an image is instant, a photograph is capable of making a lasting impact.
Currently, I divide my time between commissioned assignments and self-initiated projects focusing on social, environmental, and human rights issues. I have worked on environmental campaigns for Greenpeace International and started a multi-platform initiative to help end HIV/AIDS-related stigma and discrimination in Papua, Indonesia. My photographs have been featured in various international publications and selected for inclusion in the Library of Congress Permanent Photography Collection, Washington DC. I have also received recognitions from Pictures of the Year International (POYi) Emerging Vision Incentive, Reminders Project Asian Photographers Grant, PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards, and Open Society Foundation Engagement Audience Grant.
I speak both Bahasa & English fluently and I have an extensive experience working in Indonesia & SE Asia. I am conscientious and resourceful. I am willing to travel and available for reportage, editorial, corporate, portraiture, travel, or any challenging assignments.
2015 - Prix Pictet Nomination, 2015 - Asian Environmental Journalist Awards Merit Winner, 2014 - Open Society Foundation Audience Engagement Grant, 2014 - Inclusion to the Library of Congress , 2014 - Catchlight Activist Awards for Against All Odds., 2013 - Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation Grant Top Finalist, 2011 - POYi Emerging Vision Incentive Finalist , 2011 - Reminders Project Asian Photographers Grant
- Audio capture
- Breaking news
- Video capture
News - Typhoon Yolanda
Typhoon Haiyan, or locally known as Yolanda, the most powerful storm ever recorded struck the southern part of Philippines triggering flash floods and strong winds up to 200 miles/hr that caused a catastrophic damage to the region. Many towns and cities were devastated. Over 6000 people have been confirmed dead and thousands are displaced.
Reportage - Against All Odds
Indigenous Papuans are living and dying in the midst of the fastest growing epidemic in Asia. Against All Odds uses images and text to investigates some of the causes to this epidemic such as limited economic opportunities, lack of HIV/AIDS education and awareness, insufficient access to health services, inadequate support, discrimination and stigma. Ultimately, this project aims to raise awareness about this epidemic and to serve as an advocacy tool to provide in-depth understanding, promotes dialogue, and bring about changes that are necessary.