Born 1984 in Jakarta.
Rony Zakaria graduated with a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. Upon graduation he started his career as a photographer. He then studied photojournalism at Galeri Foto Jurnalistik Antara. In 2009 he studied on a fellowship at Asian Center For Journalism in Manila Philippines. Since then he has been working for international publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Le Monde, Mare, GEO, The Guardian, Monocle, among others.
Rony has received several awards for his works which includes NPPA Best of Photojournalism, Roberto del Carlo Photolux award and Mochtar Lubis Award Grant. His works have also been exhibited in galleries and festival in Paris, Frankfurt, China, Bangladesh, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. In 2013, he published his first book, Encounters, a collection of personal photographs taken since the beginning of his career.
Awards & Achivements
2015 . Roberto del Carlo Award at Photolux Lucca Photo Festival, Italy
2013 . Finalist in Kassel Photobook Dummy Award at Fotobook Festival
2012 . Selected as one of emerging Asian Photographers by Nikon Asia
2011 . Third Place NPPA Best of Photojournalism in Non-Traditional Publishing
2011 . Mochtar Lubis Award Grant for Investigative reporting
2010 . Second Place NPPA Best of Photojournalism in Non-Traditional Publishing
2010 . First Prize Photo Stories TEMPO Best of Photojournalism
2009 . Fellowship from Konrad Adenauer Asian Center For Journalism
2008 . United Nations FAO Photographic Grant for Avian Culture issue
The New York Times / TIME / GEO / Nat Geo / Le Monde / The Guardian / The Wall Street Journal / Vice / Inc. / Marie Claire / The Financial Times / Bloomberg News / Mare / Monocle / Courrier International / DeVolkskrant / DestinAsian / TEMPO / Jakarta Post
Microsoft / Asian Development Bank / The World Bank / GIZ / The Netherlands Embassy / AusAid / AirBnB / British Embassy / Holcim / CBI Europe / Novartis / Porsche Indonesia / Global Aid Network / Sinarmas / Maverick / Chuosenko
2016 . Men, Mountains & The Sea, Xishuangbanna photo festival, China
2016 . Men, Mountains & The Sea, Recontres d'Arles photo festival, France
2015 . Men, Mountains & The Sea, Photolux Photo Festival Lucca, Italy
2015 . Beyond Transisi, Fotografie Frankfurt Forum, Frankfurt, Germany
2015 . Men, Mountains & The Sea, Beijing Photo Festival, China
2015 . Sugar Island, Foreign Correspondents Club Bangkok, Thailand
2014 . Men, Mountains & The Sea, Jakarta International Photo Summit, Indonesia
2014 . Show Me The Money, Singapore International Photo Festival, Singapore
2013 . Men, Mountains & The Sea, PhotoQuai, musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France
2013 . Show Me The Money, Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, Germany
2013 . Men, Mountains & The Sea, Obscura Photo Festival, Penang, Malaysia
2013 . Encounters, Cipta Gallery, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta, Indonesia
2011 . Diamond Dreams, Chobimela Photo Festival, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2010 . Living in X, Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, Philippines
2009 . In Harmonie, Chobimela Photo Festival, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2008 . Bali Bird Culture, ANTARA Gallery of Photojournalism, Jakarta, Indonesia
2007 . From Zero to Hero, ANTARA Gallery of Photojournalism, Jakarta, Indonesia
Rony is a Leica Indonesia Ambassador and supported with Leica M10 camera and lens.