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