Im Januar 2013 wurden Markus Schaden und Wolfgang Zurborn vom Goethe Institut Indonesien eingeladen, eine Photobook Masterclass in der Antara Gallery for Photojournalism auszurichten. Das war eine großartige Erfahrung und der Start für eine langfristige Zusammenarbeit. Im Gegenzug ist Gunawan Widjaja mit Unterstützung der IFA zu Gast in Köln. Die Galerie Lichtblick ist sehr glücklich, seine Auswahl junger Indonesischer Fotografie und die Ergebnisses der Photobook Masterclass Jakarta vorstellen zu können.
In January 2013 Markus Schaden und Wolfgang Zurborn were invited by Goethe Institute Indonesia to do a Photobook Masterclass in Antara Museum & Gallery for Photojournalism. This was a great experience and the start for a longtime cooperation. In return Gunawan Widjaja, assistant curator of Antara Gallery, is visiting Cologne supported by IFA. Gallery Lichtblick is very happy to present his selection of Young Indonesian photography and the results of the Photobook Masterclass Jakarta.
ANTARA MUSEUM & GALLERY FOR PHOTOJOURNALISM
Museum and Galeri Foto Jurnalistik Antara is located in a dutch-architectural building built in the early 20th century, named Gedung Graha Bhakti on Jalan Antara 59 in the heart city of Jakarta. The building itself is formerly used by Editorial office of ANTARA, the Indonesian News Agency. It is a historical building where the Proclamation of Independence Republic of Indonesia on August 17, 1945 was spread out around the globe.
The Museum Antara has the objectives to collect and preserves the history of Indonesian Journalism especially Photojournalistic. At the same time to raise the understanding and interest towards Journalism and Visual Documentary. Our collections includes the historical building and its interior, the equipments used for reporting and broadcasting from the establishment of Antara (1937) to present, and photo collections ranging from independence day to present.
The Galeri Foto Jurnalistik Antara (GFJA) has developed from being just “the first” journalism photo gallery in Indonesia to be the best and the most active institution in Indonesia’s art and culture scene. The numbers speak for themselves between 1992 and 2013 the GFJA organized over 200 photo exhibitions, more than 500 events, and 83 print publications (in the form of books and catalog).
Since 1994, the birth of budding young photographers from the GFJA’s annual photojournalism workshop has become a tradition in itself; most of alumnae are now working professionally at the country’s largest newspapers and magazines including international wire services where their work are picked-up by TIME, Newsweek, AFP and other prestigious media. We are increasingly commited toward educational commitments in the coming year.
Photobook Masterclass Jakarta 2013
by Markus Schaden and Wolfgang Zurborn
Photobook Masterclass Jakarta, January 2013
Celebrating a “Month of Photo Book“ starting in January, the Galeri Foto Jurnalistik Antara turned into a centre of photo book art and offers a wide range of activities.
Markus Schaden and Wolfgang Zurborn were the special guests at this event. They were holding the “Photo Book Master Class Jakarta”, working with the participating photographers on developing their own projects. In the frame of a portfolio review they got an wider overview on contemporary Indonesian photography. Lectures about the photobook and different strategies of editing by Oscar Motuloh, Markus Schaden and Wolfgang Zurborn were reflecting historical and contemporary questions about this important medium. The future of photo book markets and the challenges of e-distribution were the main issues in a public discussion.