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Basri Marzuki, was born in Maros, South Sulawesi and now lives in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Started working in the world of photography since 1998 as a hobbyist by self-taught. His interest in photojournalism began when he worked for a local newspaper in Palu, Central Sulawesi in 2001 and continues to expand his photography horizons by becoming a wire in the official domestic news agency and a number of foreign photo agencies. He witnessed the history of a number of events of social conflict, riots, politics, crime, sports and photos with religious nuances. He also works on various photo story projects for documentary purposes for profit-oriented and non-profit organizations. In 2007, Amsterdam-based World Press Photo (WPP) facilitated it with a scholarship through the Panna Photo Institute to learn more about photojournalism. Several of photographic works have been produced and published in a number of media, both national and international, including winning the best photo award at the Global Change photo competition in Japan and winning a number of photo competitions held domestically. In the international arena, the World Bank listed his name as one of the photo contributors for the preparation of the report on the implementation of Cash Direct Assistance (BLT) carried out by the Government of Indonesia after the reform. Several of photo exhibitions have been followed, both domestically and domestically. A number of photo book publications are often decorated with his photographic works. At the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, he was trusted as a member of the official photographer team. He is also involved and active in a number of professional photo institutions both at the local and national level. Previously served as Secretary of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Palu and Chair of the Indonesian Photojournalist (PFI) Palu from 2008 to 2017. In 2019 and 2021, he received a fellowship to take photos of stories about warding off tsunami waves and coastal abrasion with mangroves in collaboration with Social of Indonesian Environmental Journalism (SIEJ). He often becomes a mentor for various student-level journalism trainings and the photo community. Also a team of judges in various regional photo competition events. INVOLVEMENT – ART COMMUNITIES Photojournalist Palu, Indonesia 1998 – present

  • Photographer at Radar Sulteng Newspaper in Palu, Central Sulawesi.
  • Freelance at LBKN Antara, The Indonesia Press Foto Agency
  • Freelance in Indonesia Press Photo (IPPO)
  • Freelance at foreign photo agencies
  • Founder bmzIMAGES photo agency.
World Press Photo (WPP), Jakarta, Indonesia 2007
  • Photojournalism Workshop by World Press Photo and fellowship from Panna Institute.
Indonesia Photojournalist Association Palu, Indonesia 2008 – present
  • Chief at Palu, Central Sulawesi
Independence Journalist Alliance Palu, Indonesia 2005- 2008
  • Secertary at Palu, Central Sulawesi
Forum Fotografi Palu(FFP) Palu, Indonesia 2009 EXHIBITION EXPERIENCE 2007      • "Palu in Frame" by Forum Fotografi Palu, Palu, Indonesia. 2008      • "Global Change" by Sony Photography, Tokyo, Japan. 2009      • "Indonesia Potential Maritim", Jogjakarta, Indonesia
  • "Kilas Balik", Antara Foto, Jakarta, Indonesia.
2010      • "Election" by The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), Arlington, US.
  • "Kilas Balik", Antara Foto, Jakarta, Indonesia.
2011      • "Indonsian Posts", Bandung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia.
  • "Kilas Balik", Antara Foto, Jakarta, Indonesia.
2012      • Indonesia Photojournalist Association Award, Jakarta, Indoensia.
  • "Kilas Balik", Antara Foto, Jakarta, Indonesia.
2013      • "Satu Indonesia", by Astra International, Jakarta, Indoensia.
  • "Kilas Balik", Antara Foto, Jakarta, Indonesia.
2014      • "Kreativitas Kebencanaan", BNPB, Jakarta, Indoensia.
  • "Kilas Balik", Antara Foto, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • "Pilpres", KPU, Jakarta, Indonesia.
2015      • Indonesia Photojournalist Association Award, Jakarta, Indoensia.
  • "Kilas Balik", Antara Foto, Jakarta, Indonesia.
2016      • Indonesia Photojournalist Association Award, Jakarta, Indoensia.
  • "Kilas Balik", Antara Foto, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • "Motor Sehat badan Sehat", by Yamaha, Jakarta, Indonesia.
ESSAY PROJECT PHOTO 2007      • "Hope Still Exist", Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • "School under the Bridge, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • "Dark Monday on Monginsidi Street", Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia.
2008      • "Blood Stamp for Environment", Sigi, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia. 2009      • "One Hundred Thousand Rupiah a Month School", Sigi, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia. 2010      • "Setiawati", Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia. 2011      • "Pasoso Island", Donggala, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia. 2012      • "Balia, a Tradition that Begins to Be Abandoned", Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia.
  • "Mpokeso dan Mposuno," Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia.
  • "Washing the Village in the Style of the Kulawi Tribe", Sigi, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia.
2013      • "Restoring Life in Toro", Sigi, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia.
  • "My Life is in Your Head", Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia.
2014      • "Blinding Gold Glitter", Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia.
  • "Fighting Drought with Pompaura", Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia.
2015      • "Asking for Rain with Porakeke", Sigi, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia.
  • "A Glimmer of Optimism from Former Political Prisoners", Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia.
2016      • "Mora Binangga, Ritual of Protecting Water", Sigi, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia.
  • "The Charm of Poso in Tambing Lake", Poso, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia.
  • "Giving Thanks with the Vunja Ritual", Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia.
2017      • “Keeping the Cultural Heritage in Lekatu,” Palu, Sulawesi tengah, Indonesia 2018      • “Picking up Hope on Kabaluta Island,” Tojo Unauna, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia
  • “Toratima Coffee”, Sigi, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia
  • “Arab Eid Tradition in Palu,” Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia
  • “Memories Scattered in Liquefaction Rubble”, Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia
  • “Movunja, Harvest Thanksgiving Tradition”, Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia
  • “Rise After the Palu Disater,” Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia
2019      • “A Year After the Palu Disaster,” Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia 2020      • “Moringa, from Fence Plants to Overseas Markets”, Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia
  • “Blocking Abrasion in Palu Bay,” Palu, Sulawesi tengah, Indonesia
2021      • “Building Ysunami Fort on Dupa Beach,” Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia.