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.
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.
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. ∎
Next week I am taking part in an alumni exhibition organised by PKKH UGM to commemorate the dies natalis (anniversary) of my alma mater Universitas Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta. Titled Membongkar Bingkai – Membuka Sekat, the exhibition runs Monday through Saturday, 11–16 December 2017 at PKKH gallery.
I will be presenting a photo series about special school for deaf students in Wonosobo, Central Java I made three years ago. The series was actually intended for something else but the project has been left undone, so this exhibition is its first public showing. Come and see if you are around.
Exhibition view of my work at Membongkar Bingkai – Membuka Sekat, PKKH UGM. ∎
I will be a jury member of a photo story contest for students, organised by students of Communications Department, Universitas Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta. The photo contest, Arjuna, is part of a larger event called Ajisaka. Submissions are open until 7 October 2017. Short-listed finalists will get a coaching clinic with seasoned photojournalist.
My photo series By the River of Love (2011–2012) is being exhibited again. I was invited to be a guest exhibitor for this year’s edition of Fisipol Art Days, held by my former campus Fisipol Universitas Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta, along with fellow Fisipol UGM alumni Akiq A.W., Jompet Kuswidananto, and T.A. Kusno. The exhibition, titled “Future Leaks: 5W+1H Are We Going?” is curated by Titah Asmaning Winedhar and is on view 26–30 September 2017 at Fisipol UGM’s new library building. ∎