Deniek G. Sukarya
Deniek started his career as a freelance photographer and writer for many prestigeous national publications before joining an international advertising agency in 1981 as a senior copywriter, and a year later as creative director.
As a concerned photographer, Deniek gives numerous photography workshops for the development of photography in Indonesia. He also writes for many publications: from travel, culture and nature to “how-to” articles on various aspects of photography. Since 1993, Deniek published several magazines: VISI, for STARKO (until 1995); RODA for Honda Motorcycle Indonesia (until 2007); FOTO MODERN, for Fuji Film Indonesia (until 2005). In 2005, he published NIKONIA magazine, 6 editions quarterly photography magazine for Nikon Indonesia.
Deniek is a founder member and chairman of the LEICA Photography Club of Indonesia, and the conceptor and curator/director of Galeri Foto CAHYA, the first fine art photo gallery in Indonesia. He held numerous photo exhibitions, including three exhibitions at Galeri Foto CAHYA in 1998 and 2000. In 2002, he organized Harmony - Potret Indonesia Damai and Images of Jakarta photo exhibitions for the Jakarta Tourism Office.
In 2004, he held two exhibitions in Osaka, Japan, INDONESIA -ENCHANTED MOMENTS, for the Consulate General of Indonesia in Osaka and Sakata Inx Corporation. He also organized the exhibition, A Tribute to Aceh, for Aceh Tsunami Relief Funds in 2005 working together with photo journalists from the leading national newspaper, Kompas. In 2005, Deniek also held an exhibition: Indonesia - Enchanted Moments, in the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare for the Indonesian Embassy in cooperation with the Minister of Tourism and Environment of Zimbabwe. 76 of the best photographs captured during his travel in Zimbabwe were shown in a grand exhibition, Zimbabwe - Permata Afrika, in Plaza Senayan, Jakarta, in December 2005.In 2006, Deniek organized the photo exhibition, Presiden Juga Manusia Biasa, about the everyday life of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono by Abror Rizki and Dudi Anung Anindito at Pondok Indah Mall. In 2008, he organized a photo exhibition entitled The Allure of the Undiscovered West Bali in the Sultan Hotel, Jakarta.