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Hendra Eka is a documentary and sports photographers based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Hendra started his career as a photojournalist in 2009. He likes to photograph sports because since childhood he has been in an environment that loves sports, especially football. Since becoming a photojournalist, Hendra has also photographed stories that focus on social issues, human rights, gender, and identity.

During his career, Hendra has been assigned to capture many sports events, such a NBA games in California – USA, 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 conflict between residents in Wamena – Papua, AirAsia crash in Kalimantan, investigation of a private plane belonging to an Indonesian tycoon in Singapore, WAN-Ifra at Bangkok, and many more. In addition to that, he has also 3-month overland expedition from Bangkok -Thailand to Amritsar – India.

He was awarded three times for his photo at the Anugerah Pewarta Foto Indonesia (APFI), the highest award for photojournalist in Indonesia. Hendra is recipient of Erasmus Huis Fellowship to Amsterdam 2020, residency program from the Kingdom of the Netherlands 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 took his master’s degree in political communication and enjoyed working with a diverse group of clients, of all sizes, and shapes.


2022Adapting visual story to online publishing, mentored by Espen Rasmussen of VII Photo. Jakarta.

2022Erasmus Huis Fellowship, mentored by Kadir Van Lohuizen of NOOR Images. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2018Permata Photojournalist Grant, mentored by Saša Kralj, Edy Purnomo of PannaFoto and Jenny Smets of World Press Photo. Jakarta.

Collective Exhibition

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 – Anugerah Pewarta Foto Indonesia. 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 – Anugerah Pewarta Foto Indonesia. 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.

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