Firman Ichsan

Head Curator

Firman Ichsan is the founder of Oktagon Visual Education & Culture Development Foundation. He was the Chairman of the Jakarta Arts Council (2009-2012) and the Executive Director of Jakarta Biennale 2009.

Jenny Smets


Jenny Smets is an independent curator; Director of Photography at Vrij Nederland magazine; and Project Advisor of World Press Photo. She also teaches at the KABK art school in The Hague, Holland.

Ahmad ‘Deny’ Salman


Salman teaches photography in various organizations, including the Permata Photojournalist Grants and the Kinabalu Photo Festival. He was the curator of Mamuk Ismuntoro solo exhibi-tion and the Germany, Japan & Indonesia PhotoBooks exhibition.


Curators Lab

14 Feb - 20 June

An intensive training for those who aims to take part in JIPFest curatorial team.


27 June - 6 July

Expert-mentored intensive classes on various topics, including curatorial, critics and visual story telling.


23 June - 9 July

Exhibiting photography works that are in line with the JIPFest’s main theme Identity.


25 June - 9 July

Photography events by local photo community. The events, including discussions and photobook launches, might not be directly linked to the festival’s main theme. Events will be held at venues around Taman Ismail Marzuki.

Urban Photo Tour

29 June - 30 June

An expert-guided street photography tour in Jakarta.


3 July & 7 July

Music and dance performances which respond to the festival’s main theme or a specific photography artworks.


3 July - 7 July

A marketplace for photographers, agencies, collectives, as well as sponsors and other commercial entities to offer their products and services.

Public Lectures

3 July - 6 July

Talk shows featuring Indonesian and international guest speakers with industry experiences

Portfolio Review

4 July - 6 July

A face-to-face consultancy meeting between photographers and users, including collectors, photo editors and gallery owners.

Projection Nights

4 July - 6 July

Photo slide shows presented and curated by photographers.

Panel Discussions

4 July - 7 July

Thematic discussions featuring expert speakers from Indonesia and abroad

Artist Talks

27 June - 7 July

Presentations by photographers on their ongoing documentary projects.