Bandung Photo Showcase 2015

7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia This is the official opening ceremony of Bandung Photo Showcase at Selasar Sunaryo Art Space.
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
This is the official opening ceremony of Bandung Photo Showcase at Selasar Sunaryo Art Space.

The inaugural Bandung Photo Showcase (BPS) runs from 7 to 17 March 2015. The aim of BPS is to chart the development of Bandung photography in recent years and to connect it to a broader audience. The showcase is organised by “Bungkus! Bandung Photography Now”, KOMVNI Photo Collective and the French Institute.

I am invited to BPS for three events.

On 6 and 7 March, I run a two-day photo editing workshop for applicants from different parts of Java. The aim is to make sense and curate ongoing or completed bodies of work, editing them for various modes of presentation, including blog/website, art portfolio, book and physical exhibition.

On 8 March, I have the privilege of moderating a roundtable focusing on the prevalence and continued importance of photo communities in Indonesia. For this event, we have representatives of six communities/collectives from Jakarta, Bandung, Jogja, Solo and Malang. In Southeast Asia, it is not often that we have informal, candid yet critical discussions of issues relating to photography. In this sense, the roundtable has been extremely productive in teasing out the reasons why photo practitioners band together to form communities in Indonesia and the persisting ambivalence displayed by some art groups towards these collectives.

On 9 March, I share portfolio review duties with photographers Ng Swan Ti and Francoise Huguier. Each applicant is given time to present their projects to the audience before receiving suggestions from the reviewers.

In closing, I wish to thank the Faculty of Fine Arts, Chiang Mai University, for supporting my return to Bandung.

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For a summary of the proceedings of the roundtable on 8 March 2015, written by Aditya Pratama, see: https://writingfoto.wordpress.com/2015/03/17/roundtable-discussion-photo-communities-in-indonesia/.

To read the curatorial statement of Henrycus Napitsunargo in “Revisiting Bandung: Four Decades of Personal Approach in Photography”, one of the key exhibitions in BPS, see: https://writingfoto.wordpress.com/2015/03/19/curatorial-introduction-for-revisiting-bandung-
four-decades-of-personal-approach-on-photography/.

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Documentation of the Photo Editing Workshop

6 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia As an introduction, each participant talks about her or his expectations of the workshop.
6 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
As an introduction, each participant talks about her or his expectations of the workshop.
6 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia In the morning session on the first day of the workshop, we quickly review the images that each participant has selected while discussing the criteria for keeping and rejecting certain photographs.
6 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
In the morning session on the first day of the workshop, we quickly review the images that each participant has selected while discussing the criteria for keeping and rejecting certain photographs.
6 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
6 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
6 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia The workshop is held at Selasar Sunaryo Art Space. I will like to thank Selasar for providing the space, lunch, snacks and coffee/tea during the workshop.
6 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
The workshop is held at Selasar Sunaryo Art Space. I will like to thank Selasar for providing the space, lunch, snacks and coffee/tea during the workshop.
6 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
6 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
6 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia In the afternoon session on the first day of the workshop, I detail the differences in terms of editing for an editorial spread, blog/website, book and exhibition space. Most of the examples that I use come from Asian practitioners of photography, with specific samples from Indonesian artists. I am seen here discussing the edit of Rama Surya's "Yang Kuat Yang Kalah", comparing it with that of Sebastiao Salgado's "Workers".
6 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
In the afternoon session on the first day of the workshop, I detail the differences in terms of editing for an editorial spread, blog/website, book and exhibition space. Most of the examples that I use come from Asian practitioners of photography, with specific samples from Indonesian artists.
I am seen here discussing the edit of Rama Surya’s “Yang Kuat Yang Kalah”, comparing it with that of Sebastiao Salgado’s “Workers”.
6 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia I am seen here talking about Rinko Kawauchi's edit in "Cui Cui".
6 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
I am seen here talking about Rinko Kawauchi’s edit in “Cui Cui”.
6 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia In the afternoon session on the first day of the workshop, I detail the differences in terms of editing for an editorial spread, blog/website, book and exhibition space. Most of the examples that I use come from Asian practitioners of photography, with specific samples from Indonesian artists. After that, we use the work of the participants to practise the basic five-image edit.
6 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
In the afternoon session on the first day of the workshop, I detail the differences in terms of editing for an editorial spread, blog/website, book and exhibition space. Most of the examples that I use come from Asian practitioners of photography, with specific samples from Indonesian artists.
After that, we use the work of the participants to practise the basic five-image edit.
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia On the second day of the workshop, we try to edit each participant's work according to her or his intention to create a blog/website, art portfolio, editorial spread or photo book. Each participant is also given the opportunity to edit someone else's work.
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
On the second day of the workshop, we try to edit each participant’s work according to her or his intention to create a blog/website, art portfolio, editorial spread or photo book. Each participant is also given the opportunity to edit someone else’s work.
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia Visitors of BPS from Malang, Solo, Jogja and Chiang Mai peer into our editing process throughout the day.
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Visitors of BPS from Malang, Solo, Jogja and Chiang Mai peer into our editing process throughout the day.
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia This is the group photo at the end of the workshop.
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
This is the group photo at the end of the workshop.

Documentation of the Roundtable

8 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
8 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
8 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia In the morning, the panelists take turns introducing the beginnings of each collective while offering a brief overview of the development of photography in the cities where they operate.
8 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
In the morning, the panelists take turns introducing the beginnings of each collective while offering a brief overview of the development of photography in the cities where they operate.
8 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
8 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
8 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
8 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
8 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia Participants of the roundtable are seen having a break for lunch.
8 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Participants of the roundtable are seen having a break for lunch.
8 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia In the afternoon, we explore the reasons for the proliferation of photo collectives in Indonesia and discuss various issues affecting them, including the problem of regeneration and the reception of art communities (towards these collectives). We also take comments and questions from the audience.
8 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
In the afternoon, we explore the reasons for the proliferation of photo collectives in Indonesia and discuss various issues affecting them, including the problem of regeneration and the reception of art communities (towards these collectives). We also take comments and questions from the audience.
8 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
8 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

Documentation of the Portfolio Review

9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia On the third day of Bandung Photo Showcase, I have portfolio review duties with photographers Ng Swan Ti and Francoise Huguier. Each photographer is given an opportunity to present his work to the reviewers before receiving our comments and suggestions. The event is hosted at Selasar Sunaryo Art Space.
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
On the third day of Bandung Photo Showcase, I have portfolio review duties with photographers Ng Swan Ti and Francoise Huguier. Each photographer is given an opportunity to present his work to the reviewers before receiving our comments and suggestions. The event is hosted at Selasar Sunaryo Art Space.
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

Documentation of BPS Events

7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia After the official opening of Bandung Photo Showcase at Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, visitors enjoy one of the key exhibitions of this event, "Revisiting Bandung: 4 Decades of Personal Approach in Photography". This exhibition is curated by Henrycus Napit Sunargo.
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
After the official opening of Bandung Photo Showcase at Selasar Sunaryo Art Space, visitors enjoy one of the key exhibitions of this event, “Revisiting Bandung: 4 Decades of Personal Approach in Photography”. This exhibition is curated by Henrycus Napit Sunargo.
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia This is French photographer Francoise Huguier's solo exhibition at Selasar Sunaryo Art Space.
7 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
This is French photographer Francoise Huguier’s solo exhibition at Selasar Sunaryo Art Space.
7 Mar 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia Hanging out after the official opening
7 Mar 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Hanging out after the official opening
8 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia The second day of the Bandung Photo Showcase ends with an open studio, hosted by members of KOMVNI at CMNK Gallery. The gallery is housed within the private residence of Pak Sandy Rismantojo.
8 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
The second day of the Bandung Photo Showcase ends with an open studio, hosted by members of KOMVNI at CMNK Gallery. The gallery is housed within the private residence of Pak Sandy Rismantojo.
8 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
8 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
8 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
8 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
8 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
8 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia "Point of Departure: An Academic Expose" is an exhibition hosted by Maranatha Christian University, featuring photo-based works of students from different academic institutions in Bandung, Chiang Mai and Singapore. This is the official opening of the show.
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
“Point of Departure: An Academic Expose” is an exhibition hosted by Maranatha Christian University, featuring photo-based works of students from different academic institutions in Bandung, Chiang Mai and Singapore. This is the official opening of the show.
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia This is the official opening of "Encounter Bandung" exhibition, hosted by Galeri Soemardja during the Bandung Photo Showcase (BPS). The exhibited photographs result from a workshop facilitated by Francoise Huguier, working with four young photographers (two from Arles; two from Indonesia) in Bandung during the lead up to BPS.
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
This is the official opening of “Encounter Bandung” exhibition, hosted by Galeri Soemardja during the Bandung Photo Showcase (BPS). The exhibited photographs result from a workshop facilitated by Francoise Huguier, working with four young photographers (two from Arles; two from Indonesia) in Bandung during the lead up to BPS.
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia Dinner after the opening at Galeri Soemardja
9 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Dinner after the opening at Galeri Soemardja
10 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia "Bungkus! Revisited: An Exhibition" at URBANE/Yuliansyah Akbar Gallery
10 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
“Bungkus! Revisited: An Exhibition” at URBANE/Yuliansyah Akbar Gallery
10 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia "Bungkus! Revisited: An Exhibition" at URBANE/Yuliansyah Akbar Gallery
10 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
“Bungkus! Revisited: An Exhibition” at URBANE/Yuliansyah Akbar Gallery
10 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia "Bungkus! Revisited: An Exhibition" at URBANE/Yuliansyah Akbar Gallery
10 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
“Bungkus! Revisited: An Exhibition” at URBANE/Yuliansyah Akbar Gallery
10 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia This is the official opening of "Identity Beyond the Everyday Life Frame" at Lawang Wangi Creative Space. This two-person exhibition features photographs from Sandi Jaya Saputra and George Mandagie.
10 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
This is the official opening of “Identity Beyond the Everyday Life Frame” at Lawang Wangi Creative Space. This two-person exhibition features photographs from Sandi Jaya Saputra and George Mandagie.
10 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia This is the official opening of "Identity Beyond the Everyday Life Frame" at Lawang Wangi Creative Space. This two-person exhibition features photographs from Sandi Jaya Saputra and George Mandagie.
10 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
This is the official opening of “Identity Beyond the Everyday Life Frame” at Lawang Wangi Creative Space. This two-person exhibition features photographs from Sandi Jaya Saputra and George Mandagie.
10 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
10 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
11 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia This is the display of "Sharing Stories: Kami Punya Cerita" at IFI Bandung. Founded by Arum Tresnaningtyas Dayuputri, Kami Punya Cerita is a photo community in Bandung that offers free workshops for applicants interested in using photography to tell stories.
11 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
This is the display of “Sharing Stories: Kami Punya Cerita” at IFI Bandung. Founded by Arum Tresnaningtyas Dayuputri, Kami Punya Cerita is a photo community in Bandung that offers free workshops for applicants interested in using photography to tell stories.
11 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
11 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
11 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
11 March 2015 / Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
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