Who are the best photographers in Indonesia

10 Indonesian Photographers You Must Know About

Since Indonesia is such a beautiful country with a fascinating culture and people, it's no surprise that Indonesia has produced a lot of great photographers. From travel photographers to romantic image specialists, discover the Indonesian photographers you need to know.

Rio Wibowo

Rio Wibowo, affectionately known as Rio Motret, knew early on that he wanted to be a photographer. His passion and diligence gave him a head start in photography - he got his first client in high school. After the ups and downs of its early career, Rio is now the hangout for Indonesian celebrities to capture intimate moments from weddings, family photos, and more. His most impressive work is probably the "Alkisah" series, in which he captured 65 celebrities as part of Indonesian folklore.

Oscar Motuloh

Oscar Motuloh, a well-known, established photographer in Indonesia, is also celebrated internationally. Over the years he has had numerous solo exhibitions and published several photographic books. The Surabaya born artist is self-taught. He founded the Antara Gallery for Photojournalism in Jakarta, which has become one of the most famous photo organizations in the country.

Dody Kusuma

2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest Winner, Dody Kusuma doesn’t put his camera down anytime soon. He actively explores the world and collects even more moments in the form of breathtaking images. Dody Kusuma is an invaluable contributor to many travel magazines and given the quality of his images it would be no surprise if another prestigious award was on the way.

Diera Bachir

This professional photographer is celebrity darling when it comes to intimate pictures with a romantic flair. From engagements to pregnancy pictures, she never misses character and flawless sophistication. The marketer-photographer likes to photograph her adventures around the world, which results in equally beautiful photos.

Andrew Suryono

Andrew Suryono, the 2015 National Geographic Photo Contest winner, is now a valued contribution to the mainstream media. The freelance photographer nails everything from travel photography, street photography and portraits. His work has been featured in exhibitions around the world - London, Washington, DC and of course his home in Indonesia.

Arbain Rambey

Arbain Rambey is one of the most prominent photojournalists in the country - he also works with a major national newspaper, Kompas. Since his interest in photography at the age of five, Arbain Rambey has earned many national and international successes and awards. Proud of his national heritage, the established photographer travels the country capturing precious indigenous moments and even teaching locals about photography.

Barry Kusuma

This travel photographer absolutely loves his job. Being able to travel and photograph the two things he loves is something he is grateful for every time he ends up in a new place to aim his lens at another fascinating place. The Getty Images author also writes about the destinations he records on his website, providing interesting shots and insights into travel that are enhanced by his stunning imagery.

Nicoline Patricia Malina

This Jakarta-based photographer has been trusted to take the most prestigious photos for many well-known brands and organizations in the country. She also received many awards for her work, particularly in fashion and fashion photography. Malina founded a creative artist management company, NPM Photo, which serves clients from all over the world. Also a passionate educator, many young photographers have benefited from her sharing knowledge and experience through classes she organizes.

Darwis Triadi

Known for his impressive commercials and his well-known photography school, Darwis Tradi is one of the most popular and successful photographers in Indonesia. His works have been celebrated nationally and internationally and featured in the most prestigious media such as the annual Hasselblad magazine. He trusted in photographing portraits of Indonesia's most influential people, as well as products and architecture.

Christina Tan

The photographer and official social ambassador of Travel + Leisure spreads the travel error with her Instagram pictures and captures beautiful travel destinations and unbelievable moments from all over the world. The luxury world traveler also shares their story on their website with tons of reviews with stunning images that perfectly capture each place. The landscape photographer is also a great model, often in the pictures she posts with a backdrop of well-known landmarks or luxury resorts.