In collaboration with Jakarta International Photo Festival 2019, ARTOTEL Thamrin is holding a solo photography exhibition by young emerging photographer, Rony Zakaria. Titled Men, Mountains, and the Sea, Zakaria captures visual reality which captures strong connection between human and nature in Indonesia.

Rony Zakaria standing in front of a wall with his exhibition's title written on it.
Young emerging photographer Rony Zakaria is collaborating with ARTOTEL Thamrin to hold his solo exhibition entitled "Man, Mountain, and the Sea" as part of the JIPFest 2019.

As appointed partner of JIPFest 2019, ARTOTEL Thamrin helps curate emerging artists with potential to participate at the photography festival. Rony Zakaria displayed a total of 16 artworks featuring more than 150 active volcanoes in Indonesia and landscape photos of 80.000 kilometers of Indonesian coastline. At the exhibition, art enthusiast could also see Zakaria’s approach to capture strong connection between human with mountains and sea.

Zakaria framed the human civilization through sacred moments and rituals which honors mountains and seas. He wants to show the public about the relationship between human and nature that has been preserved since a long time ago.

A group picture consisting of Rony Zakaria, JIPFest representative, and ARTOTEL Thamrin representative.
"Men, Mountain, and the Sea" is part of Jakarta International Photo Festival (JIPFest) 2019. 

“As one of ARTOTEL Group properties that always provide a place for art and creative activities, we are very proud to be a part of JIPFEST 2019 activities, as the first international photography activities conducted in Indonesia, especially In Jakarta. For us, the world of creativity and art are not just paintings, but can be photos, installations, and music,” Dicky Pandjaitan, General Manager of ARTOTEL Thamrin explained.

“Men, Mountains, and the Sea” Photography Exhibition by Rony Zakaria runs from 25 to 31 July at ARTSPACE, Mezzaine Level ARTOTEL Thamrin – Jakarta. 

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Rintang Azhar

Rintang Azhar

Rintang is a previous staff writer for NOW! with experience in hard news and lifestyle journalism. He specialises in art, design, culture, fashion, environmental, and urban issues.