Jakarta International Photo Festival (JIPFest) presents five panel discussion sessions discussing five different themes. All are free for the public, although we recommend visitors to arrive early due to limited seat capacity. If you have any questions, please contact us at benlaksana@hotmail.com or +62812-9081-0110 (Ben).

Panel 1: Gender Representation in Photography & Media
In Indonesia’s photography scene, discussion on photography through a gender perspective is still rarely found. In reality, photography cannot be separated from gender elements with its broad spectrum and complexities that are intertwined with political, cultural, inequality, ethnicity and environmental issues. This panel will explore issues of gender representation in photography and media in Indonesia.

Schedule: Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 19:00-20:30
Venue: KeKini, Cikini

– Cyrille Cartier (Freelance Journalist & Journalism Mentor from Croatia)
– Muniroh (Documentary Photographer)
Moderator: Petsy Jessy Ismoyo (Lecturer at Satya Wacana Christian University)

Panel 2: Capturing Identity
The world is witnessing the dissolution of conventional definitions of personal, cultural and national identities. How should we comprehend these dramatic shifts? Can photography shape a new understanding of identity? And will photography be able to represent marginalized identities?

Schedule: Thursday, 4 July 2019, 14:00-15:30
Venue: Teater Kecil, Taman Ismail Marzuki

– Zhuang Wubin (Curator, Writer, Artist from Singapore)
– Rosa Panggabean (Documentary Photographer)
Moderator: Ahmad ‘Deny’ Salman (Curator, Educator)

Panel 3: Photography Business Today
The proliferation of mobile photography, the shift in media landscape, and the global growth of internet and media sosial penetration are some of the major factors which change the photography business’ model and map. Those changes have resulted in numerous challenges and opportunities, and photographers need to come up with the best formula to benefit from it.

Schedule: Friday, 5 July 2019, 14:00-15:30
Venue: Teater Kecil, Taman Ismail Marzuki

– Enin Supriyanto (Curator of Rubanah)
– Pretty Turang (Managing Director of Terralogical)
– Marina Vitaglione (Assignments & Social Media Editor of Panos Pictures, London)
– Roberto Z. Coloma (Bureau Chief, AFP Singapore & Malaysia)
Moderator: Cristian Rahadiansyah (Editor-in-Chief of DestinAsian Indonesia)

Panel 4: Rethinking Photographic Education
Apart from established schools, photography education is being offered by various groups and communities in our society. Thus, the curriculum, system and model of education available are now so diverse. By sharing success stories and learning from failed experiments, we will explore the right and needed educational formula in improving the quality of photographers and their works.

Schedule: Saturday, 6 July 2019, 14:00-15:30
Venue: Teater Kecil, Taman Ismail Marzuki

– Shahidul Alam (Founder of Pathshala South Asian Media Institute, Bangladesh)
– Irwandi (Lecturer at Indonesia Institute of The Arts of Yogyakarta)
Moderator: Ben K. C. Laksana (Lecturer, Researcher, Photographer)

Panel 5: Photography Communities: Movers & Shakers
Bound by the spirit of inclusiveness and independence, photography communities in many cities stimulate public participation, collaboration and initiatives that are in line with local contexts and needs. However, many of them are still struggling to answer classic issues such as regeneration within the communities as well as sustainable funding. In this panel, they will exchange stories and solutions explored by them.

Schedule: Sunday, 7 July 2019, 14:00-15:30
Venue: Teater Kecil, Taman Ismail Marzuki
This panel is narrated in Indonesian language

– Walkingalam, Malang
– Kelas Pagi Jakarta
– Sore Rabu Project, Padang
– SkolMus, Kupang
Moderator: Kurniadi Widodo (Curator, Photographer)