Snapshots for “Mata dan Kuasa” programme, Festival Arsip IVAA at PKKH UGM

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Photographs by Budi N.D. Dharmawan

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Me (far right) at Festival Arsip IVAA at PKKH UGM, September 2017. Photo courtesy of Indonesian Visual Art Archive.

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Mentoring for photo exhibition with Publisia Photo Club UGM

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For the past three months (more or less) I have been mentoring a group of students from Publisia Photo Club (PPC) Universitas Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta as they are preparing their annual exhibition. The exhibition will take place this weekend at Kelas Pagi Yogyakarta gallery. For this mentoring, I do not set results as a goal, but rather emphasise on the process. As a mentor, I have to realise that they are students, not professionals, and perhaps do not wish to be professional photographers, too. So as much as I can, I try to contextualise what I wish to share with them by not only focusing on photography, and especially not only the technical side of it.

I tell them that it all starts and eventually ends with the story. So that’s what we should be focusing on, on how to find the story, how to approach the subject and dig deeper without losing focus, and finally how to present the story visually with a certain perspective. Last but not least, congratulations for the exhibition to all participants: Hanif Mufadlilah, Hestakhia Pranawati, I Gusti Ayu Viola, Yunica Murti Nastiti, Nirwana Pradana Maharani, Annisa Astri Hermantyo, Deana Fahira, Mutiara Puteri Amelia, Anisa Nur Aini, Lalitya Pradnya Pawestri, Muhammad Farhan Anwar, Anisa Meitasari; also those who helped: Anandhio Weiza Prashardika, Balya Galuh Jiehan Safira Rahma, Chaisar Ahmad, Muh. Faruq Hakiki, Nadia Utama Siregar, Priscilla Asoka Kenasri, Putri Laksmi Nurul Suci, Afifah Nuranian, Muh. Alzaki Tristi, Diatami Muftiarini; and all members of Publisia Photo Club.

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Me (center) with exhibition coordinator Hanif Mufadlilah to my right and PPC chief Muhammad Alzaki Tristi to my left, at the exhibition opening at Kelas Pagi Yogyakarta, 15 September 2017.

Teaching photo story workshop with Pewarta Foto Indonesia Yogyakarta

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Photo by Hendra Nurdiyansyah

I am teaching a photo story workshop together with photojournalists Boy T. Harjanto and Gembong Nusantara, organised by Pewarta Foto Indonesia (Indonesia Photojournalists Association) Yogyakarta, in conjunction with our collective exhibition “Di Mana Garuda” at Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, 5–13 September 2017.

There are eight participants in the workshop, three are in my class, another three with Gembong, the last two with Boy. The workshop begins on 8 September and will end on 13 September. Each participants are required to produce a photo story during the workshop that they will present at the final day, which is also the exhibition’s closing. ∎

Teaching photo story workshop at Combine Resource Institution Yogyakarta

 

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Photo by Budi N.D. Dharmawan

I am teaching photo story workshop for the staff of Combine Resource Institution. This workshop is not result-driven but more process-oriented, as it is some sort of an internal training for the staff’s capacity building. The workshop is not intensive (compressed into a week like similar workshop), as the staff have work to do during the week. This workshop is a follow-up from the discussion we had last May. ∎

In an ancient Indonesian city, art is abundant—and inclusive (essay and photos), Zócalo Public Square website, Jun 2017

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Photo story contest

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I will be jurying a photo story contest for students, organised by students of Universitas Mercu Buana Yogyakarta. This event is their first, but I’m looking forward to seeing great works submitted to the contest. Submissions are open until 30 May 2017.
(UPDATE: Deadline has been extended until 7 June 2017).

More information here: http://ruanggelapumby.com. ∎