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Hengki Koentjoro is an accomplished photographer, specialising in capturing the spectral domain that lies amidst the shades of black and white. Born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia on March 24th 1963, he proceeded to pursue further education in Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California—an expedition that plunged him into the professional arena of video production and fine art photography. Childhood introduction to camera on his 11th birthday is by now an earnest love affair that involves an elaborate choreography of composition, texture, shapes and lines.

Upon his return to Indonesia, Hengki settles in Jakarta as a freelance videographer and video editor for nature documentaries and corporate profiles. Delving into what he believes to be his true purpose in life's journey of expression, he indulge himself in the art of black and white photography on the side. Exploring along the borderlines of light and shadow, yin and yang. Celebrating complexity in the minimalist. Diving into the spiritual in the physical. 

"Photography can never be separated from the aspects of making the common things unusual, welcoming the unexpected, indulging and embracing ourselves with the joy of photography"—Hengki Koentjoro, 2013


Awards

  1. 2nd place in Nature Pro category in 2008 PX3 annual photo competition.
  2. Honorable Mentions PX3 2008 Photo Competition.
  3. Nominees 2008 Black And White Spider Award in Silhouette Category.
  4. Merit Award in 2008 Single Image Contest Awards, Black And White Magazine Issue # 56 February 2008, page 189.
  5. 2nd in the Asia Without Borders Photography Competition 2009 in the Faces Of The Earth category.
  6. Art Limited Winner of the February 2009 contest.
  7. Merit award 2009, Indonesian Heritage Society Art And Photography Exhibition.
  8. PX3 Honorable Mention Recipients of 2009 Water Competition.
  9. Black & White Single Image Contest 2013, for a Spotlight Award.
  10. Black and White Spider Awards 2013. 2nd place – Merit of Excellent in Silhouette Category
  11. Black and White Spider Awards 2013. 1st place – Outstanding Achievement in Nature Category
  12. Worldwide Photography Gala Awards – WPGA 2013. 1st place – Seascape/Underwater Category
  13. PX3 Paris Photo Competition 2013 — 3rd place in Fine Art Category
  14. Kontinent Awards 2013 – Official Selection in Fine Art Projects
  15. Kontinent Awards 2014 – Official Selection in Fine Art Projects
  16. Hasselblad Master 2014 – 1st place winner in Landscapes/Nature category
  17. MIFA – Moscow International Foto Awards 2014 – Honorable Mention – Fine Art Landscape
  18. IPA Photography Awards 2014 – 1st place winner in Nature/Aerial category
  19. PX3 Paris Photo Competition 2015 – 1st Prize in Nature Category/Animal
  20. PX3 Paris Photo Competition 2015 – 1st Prize in Nature Category/Water

Exhibition

2009, 7 — 17 Maret
Art & Photography Exhibition, “ Images Of Indonesia”, by Indonesian Heritage Society, Plaza Senayan, Jakarta – Indonesia.

2009, 24 October – 15 November
Photography Contemporer, “Urbantopia”, North Art Space, Pasar Seni Ancol, Jakarta – Indonesia.

2009, 9 – 21 Nov
“Asia Without Borders” by Asian Geographic Magazine, Gallery The Arts House, Singapore.

2010, 22 June
Santa Lucia, Mostra Benefica di Fotografia, by LoredanaGuinicelli, Italy

2011, 23 Oct – 6 Nov
“Beyond Photography" 2011, by Ciputra Groups, Ciputra Artpreneur Center, Jakarta - Indonesia

2012, May 9 – 20
Vernissage International Photographic Exhibition “SmallGarden" - Galleria d'Arte Moderna – Villa Reale, Milan – Italy

2012, 15 September
Tobin Ohashi Gallery Exhibition, Tokyo – Japan

2013, 22 November
Taiwan Photo Fair 2013

2014, 28 March
ART | WINE | WATER — Tobin Ohashi Gallery — Japan

2014, 16 September
Photokina 2014 — Cologne, Germany. Exhibition & Launching of Hasselblad Master Book # 4

2014, 14 November
Fotofever Paris 2014 — Vevais Galerie Collections

2014, 27 November
Taiwan Photo Fair 2014

2015, 20 February - 27 March
“An Eternal Moment” Solo Exhibition — Hasselblad Gallery — Shibuya - Tokyo - Japan

2015, 13 July  See Me - Fifth Annual Exposure Award - Musee du Louvre - Paris

2015, 29 October - AAF Fair - Amsterdam - The Netherlands

2015, 13 November - Fotofever Paris 2014 - Paris, France

2016, 30 January - Classic Photographs Los Angeles - USA

2016, 26 February - AAF Fair - Brussels - Belgium

2016, 3 March - Annenberg Space for Photography - USA 


Publication

  1. 2008 Single Image Contest Awards Black & White Magazine Issue 56 February 2008, Pg. 189
  2. Asian Geographic Magazine Photo Annual 2009, No 69/issue 8/2009
  3. Bulb Magazine. Issue # 12.March 1 2009
  4. TEMPO Indonesian Magazine,Edition 2-8 November 2009, page 74. 
  5. A feature from Fotoblur issue # 4
  6. A feature by Fotoblur Magazine. 
  7. A feature from JPG Magazine # 25 
  8. A feature by AulaFoto Magazine
  9. A book cover Courtesy of Giampaolo Vincenzi
  10. A CD cover Courtesy of Geamala Band for the album "Forking Paths” 
  11. A feature from DP Magazine # 27/August.
  12. A feature from ND Magazine 
  13. A feature By Fubiz 
  14. A feature by Duckrabbit Digital Printing Service 
  15. A feature by Feature Shoot 
  16. A feature story by Katrin Figge, The Jakarta Globe Newspaper
  17. A book Cover of Pascal Quignard's "Butes" Courtesy of Sexto Piso Publishing 
  18. A book cover for Vendela Vida Courtesy of Albin Michel Publishing
  19. A feature by Sufi Journal issue 81/Summer 2011 
  20. A feature by Fotoblur Magazine
  21. A feature by Silverkris Magazine– Singapore Airlines In Flight Magazine January 2012 issue.
  22. A feature by Reader’s Digest Magazine – June 2012 
  23. A feature by f11 Magazine – Issue 12 :: July 2012 
  24. A feature by Amateur Photographer Magazine – August 4 2012
  25. A feature by Photo World Magazine – September 2012
  26. A Book Cover: “ When Loss is Gain “ By Pavan K. Varma – Courtesy of Rupa Publication 2012
  27. Wine label - OTIAKE Pinot Noir by Earth Keepers wine – New Zealand
  28. A feature in Garuda Indonesian Airways In-flight magazine COLOURS - January 2013
  29. CD cover for Hamilton de Holanda – Album MUNDO DE PIXINGUINHA – Brazil
  30. A book cover - The Ocean At The End Of The Lane by Neil Gaiman
  31. A feature by SCHWARZWEISS magazine - Germany – April 2013
  32. KOZU book Volume 1 – Wells printing – UK 2014
  33. A feature in Garuda Indonesian In-flight magazine COLOURS - April 2014 
  34. Black White Magazine Issue 103 06/2014: SPOTLIGHT – Portfolio Contest Winner 
  35. Hasselblad Master 2014 Annual Book # 4
  36. A feature in Garuda Indonesian In-flight magazine COLOURS – November 2014
  37. A feature by Amateur Photographer Magazine – March 2015
  38. Hengki Koentjoro Solo Monograph – WERKDRUCK Book No. 38 – Galerie VEVAIS
  39.  MONOHYDRA - Fine art Underwater Book - Afterhours Books Publication
  40. The Refined Eye - The Photography of Hengki Koentjoro - Publisher:  Foto Henny Hoogeveen - Leica Store Lisse - The Netherlands

 

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Education

Kanisius High School
1977 - 1981 — Jakarta, Indonesia

Brooks Institute of Photography
1987 - 1990 — California, USA


Gallery Representation

TOBIN OHASHI GALLERY — Tokyo, Japan  [LINK]

SUSAN SPIRITUS GALLERY — California, USA  [LINK]

GALLERY LUKISAN — Amsterdam , The Netherlands  [LINK]

IMMAGIS ART PHOTOGRAPHY — Würzburg, Germany  [LINK]