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Born in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Rony Zakaria graduated with a degree in Mathematics and
Computer Science. He started his career as a photographer
after finishing his studies at university. He studied photojournalism
at Galeri Foto Jurnalistik Antara. In 2009 he studied as a fellow
at Asian Center For Journalism in Manila Philippines.

Rony has received several awards for his works which includes
NPPA Best of Photojournalism and Mochtar Lubis Award Grant.

In 2013, he published his first book, Encounters, a collection of personal photographs taken since the beginning of his career.

He lives in Jakarta but continues to travel.


Time Asia, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times,
International Herald Tribune, National Geographic Indonesia,
Courrier International, Monocle, BBC Indonesia, Tempo,
The Jakarta Post, Asian Geographic, Punctum Asia, Holcim,
Chuosenko, GIZ, The World Bank, Asian Development Bank.


2015 . Roberto del Carlo Award, Photolux
2014 . Nominated for World Press Photo Joopswart Masterclass
2013 . Finalist Dummy Award, Fotobook Festival Kassel, Germany
2012 . Nominated for World Press Photo Joopswart Masterclass
2011 . 3rd Place NPPA Best of Photojournalism, Non Traditional Category
2010 . First Prize Tempo Best of Photojournalism, Photo Story Category
2010 . 2nd Place NPPA Best of Photojournalism, Non Traditional Category
2009 . Mochtar Lubis Award Grant for Investigative Reporting
2009 . Konrad Adenauer Asian Center For Journalism Fellowship
2008 . United Nations FAO Media Partnership Grant


2015 . "Men, Mountains & the Sea", Photolux Festival, Lucca, Italy
2015 . "Men, Mountains & the Sea", Beijing Photo Festival, China
2015 . "Sweet Sugar Island", Foreign Correspondent Club Thailand
2015 . "Beyond Transisi", Forum Fotografie Frankfurt, Germany
2014 . "Show Me The Money", Singapore International Photo Festival
2013 . "Men, Mountains & the Sea", Musee du Quai Branly, Paris, France
2013 . "Show Me The Money", Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, Germany
2013 . "Men, Mountains & the Sea", Piknik Gallery, Penang, Malaysia
2013 . "ENCOUNTERS", Galeri Cipta 3, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Indonesia
2011 . "Diamond Dreams", Chobimela International Photo Festival, Dhaka
2010 . "Living in X", Asian News in Pictures, Ateneo de Manila University
2009 . "In Harmonie", Chobimela V International Photo Festival, Dhaka
2008 . "Shadows of Pandemic", Galeri Foto Jurnalistik Antara, Jakarta
2007 . "From Hero to Zero", Galeri Foto Jurnalistik Antara, Jakarta

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