Hendra Eka

Hendra Eka is photojournalist based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Hendra started his career as a photojournalist in early 2009. Since becoming a photojournalist, Hendra photographed news, sports, and stories that focus on social issues, human rights, gender, and identity.

As a visual journalist and storyteller, Hendra has experience working as a visual creator, editor, curator, and project manager. Hendra has been assigned to capture many sports events, such a NBA games in California – USA, EURO football championships in Poland-Ukraine, Tour de France, Formula One (F1), Australian Basketball League (ABL) in Perth Australia, Sea Games Malaysia, and WTAFinals Tennis in Singapore. Besides sports, he is also assigned to cover the conflict between residents in Wamena – Papua, AirAsia crash in Kalimantan, investigation of a private plane belonging to an Indonesian tycoon in Singapore, WAN-Ifra at Bangkok, and many more. In addition to that, he has also 3-month overland expedition from Bangkok -Thailand to Wagah – Pakistan.

He was awarded three times for his photos at the Anugerah Pewarta Foto Indonesia (APFI), the highest award for photojournalist in Indonesia. Hendra is recipient of Erasmus Huis Fellowship to Amsterdam 2020, residency program from the Kingdom of the Netherlands for one photojournalist from Indonesia.

On the sidelines of taking pictures, Hendra also joined the largest photojournalist organization in Indonesia, Pewarta Foto Indonesia (PFI), as Secretary General.

He published his monograph entitled Lisette in March 2023. One of the photographs won the Award of Excellence in the Daily Life category from Pictures of the Year International, the oldest photojournalism competition in the world.

Visit his website to see other works and whether he is open for assignment.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring Hendra Eka


Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2023

Inspiring stories about sex workers who are willing to serve persons with disabilities.

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