The Jakarta International Photo Festival (JIPFest) is a platform for photographers and public to meet, engage and exchange insights, as well as a space for impactful photography projects to reach wider audiences.
As Indonesia’s first international photography festival, JIPFest also aims to foster and propel Indonesian photographers onto the international stage. The festival features international participants, including photographers, photo editors, scholars, gallery owners, curators and critics, and photography communities.
Photography is a powerful tool. It has the power to educate and advocate, as well as to mobilize and move people. JIPFest, we hope, could be a platform to showcase images that highlight crucial issues, open up dialogues and enrich our perspectives, while increasing the capacity of photographers to create powerful images. JIPFest aims to make a difference in the society.
The festival debut, which took place from 25 June-9 July 2019 in Central Jakarta, featured 13 programs, 64 events in 17 venues and involved 70 industry figures from photography, media and art from Indonesia and around the world. Attended by more than 17,000 visitors, it was a notable celebration and one of the biggest photography events in Southeast Asia. We were truly grateful to see how JIPFest brought people together and introduce Indonesian photography to the world.