British Council is delighted to announce a new partnership with Antara Gallery of Photo Journalism (Galeri Foto Jurnalistik Antara) to develop and deliver photography workshop, as a pilot for future collaboration. 

Entitled The Harbour, this workshop is designed to explore and hone the visual story-telling skills of young professional and semi-professional Indonesian photographers in Makassar. The Harbour is also a satellite event of a triennale photo exhibition, Jakarta International Photo Summit 2014.

From 26 November—2 December, UK photographer, Mimi Mollica, accompanied by one Indonesian photographer, will deliver the workshop for around 10 selected photographers. Immersed in discussions, cultural and knowledge exchange, hands-on experience of photographing and editing bodies of work, The Harbour will be a rich and inspiring exploration of the many ways to produce and publish photography work.



The aims of the workshop are:

  • Develop visual literacy skills—telling story with picture.
  • Instil a sense of professional self-confidence.
  • Provide workshop participants with strategies for getting their work published and securing future possible commissions.
  • Develop a support network for future collaboration
  • Each participants will have created at least one photo story which reflects international publishing or exhibition standard
  • At least one of these photo stories is published whether in local, national or international publication or exhibition.

The workshop will take a theme that celebrates our position as the largest archipelago country; The Harbour. The underlying issues to be explored in the workshop will include the many ways people live nearby the ocean, the relationship between human and nature, as well as the dynamism of harbour cities.

The theme is also in line with this year’s Jakarta International Photo Summit, City of Waves, which tries to elaborate and present the cultural and political condition and the relationship between man and their cities.


Come visit the public presentation of Mimi Mollica! After the seven-day workshop, Mimi Mollica will also present his works in documentary and photo journalism, as well as his personal projects. You might learn something new on developing international network and publishing your story to reach wider audience. 

The public presentation will be open to public

Time and date: Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 08:30 WITA

Place: Gedung IPTEKS, Universitas Hasanuddin. Jl. Perintis Kemerdekaan Km.10

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The Jakarta International  Photo Summit (JIPS) is a trienniale photography exhibition held by Indonesia National Gallery and Antara Gallery of Photo Journalism since 2007. It is held as an intersection between Indonesian photographers with its counterparts from all over the world. The international exchange of culture and ideas will have a positive impact for the development of photography in Indonesia.

This year’s theme, City of Waves, intends to celebrate and appreciate international maritime. Filling two thirds of the earth, the sea provides us with life as well as connecting our humanity in so many ways. JIPS will present dozens of local and international photographers whose work explores this.

Eligible works resulting from The Harbour will be exhibited in a special presentation during JIPS. Come and see the works!

JIPS opening reception: 5 December 2014, 19:00

Exhibition dates  : 5-28 December 2014

Place  : Indonesia National Gallery, Jalan Medan Merdeka Timur No. 14, Gambir, Kota, Jakarta.

The exhibition is open to public.

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Mimi Mollica will share his experience conducting the photography workshop in Makassar: introducing participants, their projects, and what they have achieved throughout the week. 


The pilot photography project, The Harbour, is intended to be developed in the coming years. Hence, more activities to reach and establish the needs of different and wider participants and audiences will be made through the exhibition and public presentations.

Keep up to date on the current activities to see if you could attend our events or participate in the follow-up events page.

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