Panelist at “Hirau” photo exhibition discussion

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I am invited as a panelist at a discussion held in conjunction with the photography exhibition “Hirau” held at Kelas Pagi Yogyakarta. The exhibition is a result of a short photo story workshop organised by Kelas Pagi Yogyakarta. The participants have previously presented their works, but then decided to print and exhibit them. They invited four panelists to comment on their works in a public forum.

The exhibitors are Alni Widayanti, Annisa Rachmatika Sari, Arifin, Felixrio Prabowo, Nahary Latifah, Tonny Hartono Anwar, dan Yovita Metty N. The panelists are Kurniadi WIdodo, Anggertimur Lanang Tinarbuko, Dessy Rachma, and yours truly. The forum will be held at Kelas Pagi Yogyakarta on Thursday, 30 August 2018 at 4 p.m. and moderated by Novan Jemmi Andrea. The event is open for public and free of charge. ∎


Assisting John Stanmeyer and Linda Bournane Engelberth photography workshop in Yogyakarta

Photo courtesy of Ghadah Alrawi

I have been assisting a photo story workshop by National Geographic photographer John Stanmeyer and his VII Photo Agency colleague Linda Bournane Engelberth in Yogyakarta this month. John contacted me in May asking me to help organise the workshop, first by finding a hotel to host the workshop as well as finding local fixers for the participants, while also assist some of the participants with preliminary research for their stories.

The workshop was conducted 15–22 August 2018 with 16 participants: Jake Borden, Jordan Sirek, Susann Tischendorf, Ghadah Alrawi, Ellen Moffatt, Irene Barlian, Dottie Bond, Ned Pennock, Jacek Konieczny, Amisha K. Patel, Brenda Bancel, Olivia Bancel, Leo Hirsch, Dave Weathers, Tyler J. Blodgett, and the sponsored participant Ana Setyardyani Putri.

Fixers: Haryo Sastomo Sejati, Andyani Surya Putri, Nadya Ajlina, Kuni Hamda Abida, Henricus Pria Setiawan, Sekar Langit Nariswari, Novan Jemmi Andrea, Ferganata Indra Riatmoko, Anggertimur Lanang Tinarbuko, Hardy Wiratama, Teguh Ariebowo, Dinda Indah Sari, Dwi Putra S., Gevi Noviyanti, and Atina Handayani.

Photographs by Budi N.D. Dharmawan ∎

Mentoring for photo exhibition with Unit Fotografi UGM Yogyakarta


I have been mentoring a group of students from Unit Fotografi Universitas Gadjah Mada (UFO UGM) Yogyakarta, as they are preparing new members’ pre-inauguration exhibition. Following their seniors, for this exhibition they are exploring one basic technique of photography, this time composition. After the exhibition, they will be inaugurated as UFO UGM’s new members (Batch XXV). There are 24 participants in the exhibition.


Mentoring for photo exhibition with Fotkom 401 UPN Yogyakarta


In the last month I have been mentoring a group of students from Fotkom 401 Universitas Pembangunan Nasional (UPN) Yogyakarta, as they are preparing their annual exhibition. The exhibition, titled “REVITALISASI”, will take place this weekend at Taman Budaya Yogyakarta gallery. It is part of their annual event Bulan Fotografi (Month of Photography), which now is its fifth edition. Taking part in the exhibition are Dilma Rakhma, Indra Purnomo, Semilir Kidung, Ridho Suharto, Gilang Rifanda, Fauziatur Rahmi, Mardella Savitri, and Bella Lumencia.

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Moderator for talkshow at UFO UGM’s anniversary

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I will be moderating a photography talk show, commemorating Unit Fotografi UGM’s 27th anniversary this weekend. The talk show will discuss about living as a photographer, reflecting from the experiences of the two speakers, Dwi Oblo and Raiyani Muharramah. Both are senior members of Unit Fotografi UGM, as well as I am. Dwi Oblo is a respected freelance photojournalist, while Raiyani Muharramah is a full time travel photographer and writer. The talk show will be held at Auditorium FIB UGM, Saturday, 31 March 2018, 9.00–12.00.

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Portrait photography workshop at UGM


I will be sharing about portrait photography at Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, this weekend. The event is hosted by Psikolens, the faculty’s photography club, and open for public. Poster via Psikolens’ Instagram. ∎