Strong photo stories need strong strategies to reach the right audience. With the progress of both print and digital media, photography practitioners need to catch up with the hows to share their stories.

Join Brendan Embser, Aperture magazine’s senior editor, who will be flying to Jakarta to give a 2-day workshop in publishing photography. The workshop is designed as a small class for 12 participants to discuss editing, sequencing, and presenting photography. This program is suitable for photo publishers, editors, journalists, and photographers who are interested in publishing their works in the form of books, zines, and websites. We welcome participants of any nationalities in this workshop, which will be conducted in English.


Photo by Mathhew Leifheit

Brendan Embser is senior editor of Aperture magazine. He is also editor of Deana Lawson: An Aperture Monograph (2018), Chloe Dewe Mathews: Caspian: The Elements (2018), Ethan James Green: Young New York (2019), Ming Smith: An Aperture Monograph (2020), and Philip Montgomery: American Mirror (2021); and managing editor of Aperture Conversations: 1985 to the Present (2018) and To Make Their Own Way in the World: The Enduring Legacy of the Zealy Daguerreotypes (with Peabody Museum Press, 2020). He has been co-curator of the Aperture Summer Open exhibitions since 2018. 

Brendan has served on the jury for the Addis Foto Fest, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Changjiang International Photography and Video Art Biennale, Chongqing, China; Sony World Photography Awards; and WMA Masters, Hong Kong. Formerly director of exhibitions at the Walther Collection, New York, he has contributed essays and interviews to Apartamento, Contemporary And, n+1, Objektiv, and The PhotoBook Review. He holds an MA in Africana studies from New York University, and a BA in English from Haverford College, Pennsylvania.


  • Date & time: Thursday-Friday, 14-15 September 2023
  • Venue: Kala di Kalijaga, Blok M, South Jakarta
  • Number of participants: 12
  • Language: English
  • Fee: IDR500,000


  • The program welcomes participants of any nationalities
  • Participants must be at least 17 years old
  • Sign up via and complete your payment
  • JIPFest program manager will be in touch with you prior to the workshop to inform the logistics

If you need further info on the workshop or travel suggestions for overseas participants, please contact Tasya at or +62 877-7155-0231 (WhatsApp only).