Photography & Video
Sacramento, CA, USA
I am an award-winning Documentary Photographer & Videographer based in Sacramento, CA + Jakarta, Indonesia
Currently, I divide my time between commissioned assignments and self-initiated projects focusing on social, environmental, and human rights issues. 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 recognition 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.
Selected Clients & Publications:
ABC News, ActiondAid, Agoda, Asian Development Bank, Bloomberg, BuzzFeed News, Clinton Health Access Initiatives (CHAI), CNN.com, Courrier International, Der Spiegel, Facebook, Fair Trade, Getty Images, Global Citizen, Greenpeace International, The Guardian, Instagram, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Micron, Nasdaq OMX, The New York Times, The New York Times T Style Magazine, Open Society Foundations, Oxfam, Roche, Sanofi, UN-REDD, USAID, TripAdvisor, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post.
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
Feature Portrait - Reunion After Death
Ma'nene or cleaning of the corpses in Toraja, Indonesia, is a unique ritual where the bodies of the dead family members are exhumed to be cleaned, groomed and dressed. Although most Torajans today are Christian, this practice which is rooted from animism from over a hundred years ago is still practice today as an opportunity for the living to reunite, to touch and see, to help overcome grief and to reconnect with loved ones who had passed on.
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.
Feature - Ghost Towns of Sinabung
Mount Sinabung is one of 120 active volcanoes in Indonesia. After 400 years of being dormant, it recently came to life in 2010 erupting sporadically and spewing hot ash and lava. The 4.3-mile area around the 8070ft volcano was declared by the government to be too dangerous to inhabit. More than 30,000 people living in the surrounding villages had to evacuate and abandon their homes and belongings for safety. Most of the villagers have not returned. My photo story focuses on their villages, homes, and belongings that were left behind.