Hendra Eka is a photojournalist based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He covers news, sports, and stories that focus on social topics.
As a visual journalist and storyteller, Hendra have experience working as a visual creator, editor, curator, and project manager. Hendra has been assigned to capture many sports events, such a NBA games in California-US, EURO football championships in Poland-Ukraine, Tour de France, Formula One (F1), Australian Basketball League (ABL) in Perth Australia, Sea Games Malaysia, and WTAFinals Tennis in Singapore.
Besides sports, he is also assigned to cover the civil-conflict in Wamena-Papua, AirAsia crash in Kalimantan, investigation of a private plane in Singapore, WAN-Ifra in Bangkok, and many more. In addition, he has also 3-month overland expedition from Bangkok, Thailand to Wagah, Pakistan. In 2023 he covered victims of the civil war of Myanmar in Mae Sot refugee camp, Myanmar-Thailand border.
His work has been recognized by Indonesian Photojournalist Award (APFI), Picture of The Year International (PoYI), Belfast & Helsinki photo festival, Head On photo Australia, Photoville New York, and Permata Photojournalist Grant. He is recipient of Erasmus Huis Fellowship to Amsterdam 2020, residency program from the Kingdom of the Netherlands with NOOR Images for one photojournalist from Indonesia.
On the sidelines of taking pictures, Hendra also joined the largest photojournalist organization in Indonesia, Pewarta Foto Indonesia (PFI), as Secretary General. He completed his master's degree in political communication by researching how photojournalism can change public policy.
Hendra launched his monograph “Lisette” in March, 2023.
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Selected Collective Exhibition
2023 – Lisette – Helsinki Photo Festival, Helsinki, Finland
2023 – Lisette – Kuala Lumpur Photo Award (KLPA), Temu House Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2022 – Living in the Red Zone – Pan-Asian photography exhibition, the V54 (54 Village Road), Happy Valley, Hong Kong
2022 – Living in the Red Zone – Changing Asia, New Normal photo exhibition, Central World – Bangkok, Thailand
2022 – Wamena Post-Bellum – Gambar pun Rebound. Banyuwangi, East Java, Indonesia
2021 – Wamena Post-Bellum – Projection night at Jakarta International Photo Festival (JIPFest), Jakarta, Indonesia
2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 – Indonesian parliament photo exhibition. Indonesian parliament, Jakarta, Indonesia
2021 – Wamena Post-Bellum - Indonesian Photojournalist Award. National library, Jakarta, Indonesia
2019, 2021 – Indonesian Presidential Palace photo exhibition. NEO Soho, Jakarta, Indonesia
2018, 2020 – Rekam Jakarta. Taman Menteng & Thamrin 10, Jakarta, Indonesia
2019, 2020 – Solo Photo Festival. Solo, Central Java, Indonesia.
2018 – Permata Photojournalist Grant – Diversity. WTC, Jakarta and Dutch Embassy, Jakarta, Indonesia.
2014 – Indonesian Photojournalist Award. Grand Indonesia Mall, Jakarta, Indonesia.
2012 – Ekspression of Kiev. Exhibition by The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). Kiev, Ukraine.
2012 – Summer Olympic. R.K Burts Gallery, London, UK.
2023 – Challenges in Photojournalism, mentored by Alex Ellinghausen, The Sydney Morning Herald Australia.
2022 – Adapting visual story to online publishing, mentored by Espen Rasmussen of VII Photo. Jakarta.
2022 – Erasmus Huis Fellowship, mentored by Kadir Van Lohuizen of NOOR Images. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Jury member: The state-owned Health Care and Social Security Agency (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) photo contest.
Jury member: Photo contest at the Attorney General's Office of the Republic of Indonesia (Kejaksaan Agung RI).
Jury member: Photo competition for certification services, MUTU International.
Jury member: Plastic waste and environment, journalist photo competition. NU Online Jakarta.
Jury member: "Setara" photo contest, Girl UP Indonesia.
Jury member: Jakarta Formula-E, journalist photo competition.
Jury member: Photo story competition “Rumahku, Halamanku” by PannaFoto Institute & 1000 Kata.
Jury: Parahyangan University Bandung student photo contest "Rising".