Garry Lotulung is a freelance photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Jakarta. He was born in Manado, North Sulawesi. Lotulung has specialized in stories about the human condition, social change, and environmental crises. Lotulung joined the international news agency, Anadolu Agency in 2022 and has been a regular contributor and stringer since.

Working extensively in Southeast Asia, he has photographed such pivotal events as his long-term project with the Rangers and mahouts to protect the lives of critically endangered Sumatran elephants. In 2018, Lotulung documented the Surabaya bombings, a series of terrorist attacks that initially occurred on May 13 in three churches in Surabaya, the second-largest city in Indonesia.

In the period 2020–2021, Lotulung worked for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and covered deadly Indonesia’s second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Garry received Pictures of the Year Asia 2022 for his photographic reportage of the Indonesian Battles Second Wave of COVID-19 and was selected as part of The World Press Photo 2022 Contest outreach campaign from emerging Indonesian photographers curated by BicaraFoto. He was also a grantee of the Vital Impacts Environmental Photography Grants 2023, whose founders are Ami Vitale, a National Geographic photographer, and Eileen Mignoni.

Lotulung studied graphic design and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University Multimedia Nusantara in Tangerang, Banten Province. He also studied photography at Galeri Foto Jurnalistik Antara in Jakarta.

More information on Garry’s journalism can be found on his website and his Instagram

He is open for every assignment across the archipelago and abroad.

Assignments and Print sale please contact Garry directly on & Mobile: (+62) 812 9835 3307

Awards & Exhibitions

2023. The Great Indonesia Exhibition at De Nieuwe Kerk, Netherlands

2023. Vital Impacts Environmental Grant Exhibition at Festival della Fotografia Etica in Lodi, Italy

2023. The Everyday Projects: Endangered Species, Oldenburg, Germany

2023. “On The Rise”, Art, Action and Climate Justice, Featuring 14 Artists From Around the World at at the Milostka Center, USA

2022 . POY (Pictures of the Year) Asia exhibition features 50 award-winning images, Mindful Art Forum (MAF), Seoul, South Korea

2022 . Finalist Pictures of the Year Asia, COVID-19 Category

2022 . Award of Excellence of the Year Asia, COVID-19 Picture Story Category

2022 . The Year Time Stopped, Scopio & Harper Collins Publishers, USA

2021 . ICPConcerned: Global Images for Global Crisis, International Center of Photography, New York, USA

2020 . Rekam Jakarta, Pewarta Foto Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

2019 . Lombok Palu Donggala Revival, ANTARA Gallery of Photojournalism, Jakarta, Indonesia