A photojournalist who shoots documentary films.
Gembong Nusantara is an Indonesia-based documentary photographer and filmmaker who is interested in telling stories about humans, culture and the environment. He studied English Literature in Universitas Sanata Dharma, Yogyakarta. While studying, he found a medium for his storytelling, photography, and started his professional career as a stringer for Associated Press Jakarta Bureau in 2009. One year later, he got a scholarship to pursue the Photojournalism Program at Konrad Adenauer ACFJ Ateneo de Manila, Philippines. He also studied Advanced Visual Story Telling at the world-renowned Danish School of Media and Journalism, Denmark in 2015.
Gembong is a part-time farmer and a lifetime father. His debut short documentary film, Agave Amica, is officially selected for Visions du Réel 2022.
His works have been published in
- Washington Post, - Al Jazeera, - Voice of America,
- Society Magazine, - Internazionale, - Wall Street Journal,
- Time, - New York Times, - The Diplomat,
- Get Lost, and many other international publications.
He has been commissioned by international organisations; such as
- World Animal Protection, - USAID, - International Republican Institute, - International Renewable Energy Agency
- International Monetary Fund, - Hong Kong Trade Development Council, - Global Citizen, - International Council of Nurses
- Facebook's Libra, - The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, - Euronews etc.
He is based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is available for assignments and commissions across Indonesia and Southeast Asia.