The book “Kisah Mata” by Seno Gumira Ajidarma has recently been reissued with minor revision and addition. The publisher is holding a book discussion and photography coaching clinic to mark the occasion. The author will be present along with Kris Budiman and me. The book discusses about photography and meaning in philosophical discourse, and was originally written as a master’s thesis by the author, who is now the Rector of Jakarta Arts Institute (IKJ). Kris Budiman will comment on the discourse as an image reader, while I will add another perspective as an image maker. The event will take place on 9 March 2017 at Auditorium Institut Français Indonesie (IFI) Yogyakarta.
I will share my experience on photojournalism and photo stories in this workshop, organised by Clapeyron student press publishing of Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta. Also speaking in this workshop is photojournalist Taufan Wijaya.
I am invited by my alma mater, Department of Communications, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada to give a talk on the practice of photojournalism, as part of their annual student contests Ajisaka. The committee asked me to share my experiences as a working photojournalist to the finalists of the photo contest and to give comments to their works. The talk will be held this Friday, 4 November 2016 at 9.00. It is open for public and free of charge. ∎
I am invited to join as a speaker in this talk show on “Sharing with Photography”, organized by Galang Press foundation in conjunction with a photo exhibition commemorating the 10th anniversary of Merapi volcano’s 2006 eruption and the 6th anniversary of its 2010 eruption. The exhibition features works by photojournalists Boy T. Harjanto (at that time covering for The Jakarta Globe newspaper), Wawan H. Prabowo (Kompas daily), and Slamet Riyadi (stringer for The Associated Press news agency).
The talk show is inspired by Boy T. Harjanto’s practice of giving back to the communities around the slopes of Merapi volcano affected by the eruption. Boy collected his work into a photo book titled Merapi 120 FPS and gave few hundred copies of it to the people of Merapi for free. Those people sold the books to tourists and used the money to rebuild their lives, as they had lost almost everything (houses, cattles, farms, even their lands) during the 2010 eruption. In the talk, Boy will explain more of this practice, what the idea was behind it and how he did it, while I will try to broaden the discussion by presenting similar practices throuhout the history of photography.
The talk show will be held this Sunday, 30 October 2016 at 15.00.
It is open for public and free of charge. ∎
I will be sharing my experience on narrative journalism and visual narrative in this workshop, organised by Equilibrium student press publishing of Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta. Also sharing their respective experiences on photojournalism and photo stories are Dwi Oblo and Arum Tresnaningtyas Dayuputri.