Born 1984 in Jakarta.
Rony Zakaria graduated with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. Upon graduation he started his career as a photographer. He then studied photojournalism at Galeri Foto Jurnalistik Antara. In 2009 he studied on a fellowship at Asian Center For Journalism in Manila Philippines. Since then he has been working for international publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, Le Monde, Mare, GEO, The Guardian, Monocle, among others.
Rony has received several awards for his works which includes NPPA Best of Photojournalism, Roberto del Carlo Photolux award and Mochtar Lubis Award Grant. His works have also been exhibited in galleries and festival in Paris, Frankfurt, China, Bangladesh, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. In 2013, he published his first book, Encounters, a collection of personal photographs taken since the beginning of his career.
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Lamalera Whaling Village - 3
Emmanuel Toba Bataona (53), a Lamafa (whale harpooner), jumps from a wooden boat to harpoon a sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) in Sawu sea just offshore Lembata island, Indonesia. The whalers in Lamalera caught in average 20-30 sperm whales every year to feed the village or to be used as a barter commodity with fruits and vegetables from the mountain dwellers.