Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
My name is Agung Parameswara, Bali-based freelance photographer with specializing social cultural issue, travel, and documentary. My work intensively explore about the Bali Island and Indonesia with passion in capturing culture, folklore, human with their unique surroundings and seek to explore the complex relationship between subject and photographer. i do photography for editorial also commercial.
I was born in Bali Island in 1990. I took my first degree at Economic Study, Udayana University and now continuing to Master Degree on the same subject. Alongside my study, i really love and interest with culture and art. My interests are perhaps due to my mother since she is a social and cultural lecture in a University beside, my father is an archeologist and also my family members in my hometown mostly are traditional Balinese dancers. Through photography i have been step into these world and seriously use photography as the media to articulate and express my personal thought.
I learn photography by my self by reading books, got photography fellowships and workshops and also practicing. To produce a creative idea and work is a challenge to me and therefore i should keep learning and searching to get something new and different.
From my photographic journey, i start my career as a freelance photographer in 2010. My works have been published in International media such as The New York Times, TIME, Stern, The Wall Street Journal, The Age Australia, Daily Mail UK, The Guardian UK, Getty Images News, National Geographic Traveler Indonesia, The Jakarta Post, SEA Globe Magazine and many others. During my career i also received award from Indonesian Photojournalism Association on 2012 and 2013 as the 1st winner Indonesia Photojournalism Award category art and Entertaiment, Jury’s special award and documentary award on Humanity Photography Award in China on 2013 and 2015
2015 - Jury's Special Award, 2014 - 1st Place, 2013 - Jury's Special Award, 2013 - Documentary Award, 2012 - 1st Place
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