Henrycus Napit Sunargo: Conscious – Unconscious & Nobody’s Home (2006 – 2009) Mitsu Maeda: On The Land of Northern Lights An Interview with Assiva Husman 7 Days (& Nights) in Bandung with Zhuang Wubin Photo Project Workshop with Zhuang Wubin
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Henrycus Napit Sunargo: Conscious – Unconscious & Nobody’s Home (2006 – 2009)

Foreword by Dicky Jiang Henrycus Napit Sunargo is a good friend and a passionate man. You can ask his friends and they will agree, especially when it comes to photography. He is one of the few photographers in Bandung who still do (photography) things the old way. Still using cameras older than his age. Still […]

Mitsu Maeda: On The Land of Northen Lights

Mitsu Maeda: On The Land of Northern Lights

Cold air, reindeers, white landscape created in the abyss of time. Looking up to the night sky, the space appears visibly as the northern lights. On the land of northern lights, human beings seem to be a part of the universe. — Mitsu Maeda is from Japan, born in 1984. After started as a freelance […]

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An Interview with Assiva Husman

I would love to know that one day my grandchild will look at a picture in the wall and said to everybody: “Hey that’s my grandpa who took that picture and he printed it himself.” That is priceless, dude.

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7 Days (& Nights) in Bandung with Zhuang Wubin

Photographs by Sari Asih & Yulia Yuwono. Text by Yulia Yuwono. Finally, it’s a wrap! Our photography workshop with Zhuang Wubin has ended on December 18 and it was a week full of fun, excitement, and inspiration. First of all, We would like to thank Zhuang Wubin for coming to Bandung, sharing his knowledge and […]

Photo Project Workshop with Zhuang Wubin | Bandung, Dec 12-18, 2011

Photo Project Workshop with Zhuang Wubin

Black Man Ray and Distorted Darkroom — supported by Invisible Ph t grapher Asia, Soemardja Gallery, and Platform3 — proudly announced our next event — Photo Project Workshop with Zhuang Wubin — which will be held in Bandung on Dec 12-18, 2011.

Indonesia © Duncan Wong

Duncan Wong — Indonesia

All photographs © Duncan Wong. Looking through these photographs of Indonesia is like a journey through time. While it may not be apparent in every scene, you can sense it when seeing the bird-eye view of Bundaran HI (Jakarta), the clothes of the people, and the hanging movie banner which showed Kickboxer 3 (released in […]

Daughter of the Village © Mahesh Shantaram

Mahesh Shantaram — Daughter of the Village

By Mahesh Shantaram. She, an Australian of Iranian ethnic origin, coming home to the in-laws. He, from the heart of Chambal Valley, dacoit territory, shows off his new bride to the village. They, united by common faith. It’s true what they say — love is blind and anything’s possible.

Opening Night — After The Fall by Hin Chua

Opening Night — After The Fall by Hin Chua

Another Tuesday, another opening night of our latest exhibition — After The Fall by Hin Chua. After 4 previous exhibition of B/W prints, this time we think… at last, we have colours on our walls and it’s beautiful. I think we need more variety for the next exhibitions. And, perhaps, with bigger prints. Earlier on […]

Black Man Ray T-Shirt — Yamasaki Ko-ji & Henrycus

Black Man Ray T-shirt — Yamasaki Ko-ji & Henrycus

If you looked closely at the photos from our last event, you probably have noticed the appearance of Black Man Ray T-shirts. Yes, we are making some exclusive T-shirts — currently for limited distribution only for friends and participants of our events. But this T-shirt is even more limited — not even the co-founder of […]

After The Fall exhibition by Hin Chua

After The Fall by Hin Chua

AFTER THE FALL / A solo photography exhibition by Hin Chua / Sep 20 – Oct 23, 2011 / Kedai Bahagia, Bandung

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Hin Chua — After The Fall

“For me, these photographs explore the effects of the conflicts and collisions that are gradually and chaotically reshaping the spaces around us, played out in slow motion with unpredictable, often disturbing results.”

Table for One © Samantha Tio

Samantha Tio — Table for One

“Table for One” © Samantha Tio, 2009-2010 From what I read, Samantha Tio began this series as a therapy for her heartbreak. That evening, a dinner that was meant to be for two ended up a lonesome meal for one. I began to consider how sublime this experience of dining alone could be for someone […]

Extraordinary Journey © Sandi Jaya Saputra

Sandi Jaya Saputra — Extraordinary Journey

from (“Extraordinary Journey“) © Sandi Jaya Saputra, 2008-2011 Photographer Sandi Jaya Saputra has some interesting series up on his website but this particular set — titled “Extraordinary Journey” — caught my attention. It looks to be an ongoing journey around West Java from 2008 until now that Sandi describes as a process to search for […]

Black Man Ray featured on eRenlai Magazine

Black Man Ray featured on eRenlai

During the preparation of our fourth exhibition, Hubert Kilian introduced us to eRenlai Magazine — an Asia-Pacific magazine on cultural, social, and spiritual concerns. Later they asked us to run an article about us. After we answer some of their questions, on August our article is up, titled Coffee and Photographs. Thank you very much, […]

Black Man Ray featured on Salamatahari

Black Man Ray featured on Salamatahari

Few months ago, Dea from Salamatahari — a weekly online magazine run single-handedly by her — accompanied by Henrycus came and visited us on the gallery. There we talked and talked and talked in between hot noodle and ice teh tarik. On last July, article about us was published, titled Black Man Ray – In […]

Opening night of Dark Motion by Hubert Kilian

Opening Night of Dark Motion

Photographs by Edwin Salim. Text by Eric Setiawan. Yesterday opening night was a special one for several reasons. First, it’s our third exhibition and we’re still as excited as organizing our first. Second, we are just entering Ramadan month in Indonesia. It means our Moslem friends are fasting on daytime and this opening night was […]

Dark Motion exhibition by Hubert Kilian

Dark Motion by Hubert Kilian

DARK MOTION / A solo photography exhibition by Hubert Kilian / August 10 – September 11, 2011 / Kedai Bahagia, Bandung.

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An Interview with Hubert Kilian

What is the meaning of photography for you? “Everything. To halt the course of time and to show what only you can feel.”

Life in the Jungle by Gyaista Sampurno

Life in the Jungle by Gyaista Sampurno

“I live in Bandung-Indonesia, and nowaday working in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. The place I work is known as “The Weather Coast” for it’s wet and rainy most of the year.”

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An Interview with Teresa Shih

What is the meaning of photography for you, especially as a mother? “Photo shooting makes me relax and also keeps me busy. […] And I enjoy very much the world of photography. […] So I also consider myself a full time photographer mom.”

Polluted Homeland © Mitsu Maeda

Mitsu Maeda: Polluted Homeland

A photo-essay by Mitsu Maeda. The crisis was ongoing in Fukushima. People were struggling against the invisible enemy. Farmers had to stop cultivation as the soil and the air had been polluted with the invisible. Children from 30km radius, if have not been evacuated to other cities like Fukushima city or Aizuwakamatsu, had to go […]

Opening Night of PLACES © Utie Lw

Opening Night of PLACES

The opening night of Black Man Ray’s third exhibition by Dani Subagja. There were a lot of friendly conversation and laughter amidst the smoke. I can hardly followed every conversation. Everybody looks happy and I hope they enjoy the night; it’s one of the reason I run this place in the first place.

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Force & Fragility: A story of young Cuban boxers by Carl Valiquet

A photo-essay by Carl Valiquet. In the month of October 2002, I was walking in Jeanne-Mance Park in my hometown Montreal, Canada. In the middle of the park, was a football field. It was early evening and powerful mercury vapor lights lit up the meadow making it look like a green lake surrounded in darkness. […]

PLACES: A Photography Exhibition by Dani Subagja | Jun 28 - Jul 31, 2011

Dani Subagja: Places

A solo photography exhibition by Dani Subagja. June 28 – July 31, 2011. Black Man Ray gallery @ Kedai Bahagia, Bandung

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Places: Dani Subagja’s Street Journey

This will be a short description about my street journey; from the streets I’m familiar with to the unfamiliar ones, from cities to villages. I like exploring places and documenting them. I take my camera with me wherever I go, not necessarily aim to make a photograph, it just always inside my bag. As street […]

Hope Is Never Lost by Dicky Jiang

Hope Is Never Lost by Dicky Jiang

A photo-essay by Dicky Jiang: “I’m thankful for this unique and precious experience — to share hope to those imprisoned. Now, it’s time for them to turn away from their past sins and guilts, knowing that hope is never lost.”

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Remembering Victor Lumunon by Krishna Zaki

Honestly I don’t know where to start but I’m having a bottle of San Miguel, Victor’s favorite beer, while writing this. Maybe we should read again a note that Victor wrote on his Facebook account: A Man with a camera I’m a man with camera, not a photographer either someone else – period. Good picture […]

Opening Lost in Space by Guna Dwi

Opening Lost in Space by Guna Dwi & Sari Asih

Here are another view from the opening of our second exhibition. Enjoy! Panoramic photos: Widelux by Guna Dwi Black & white photos: Lomo LC-A by Sari Asih

Opening Night | LOST IN SPACE by Henrycus Napit Sunargo

Opening Night | Lost in Space

Thank you all for coming to the opening of our second exhibition by Henrycus Napit Sunargo. He also provided a new wooden panel so our gallery looks much better now.

Lost in Space by Henrycus Napit Sunargo

Henrycus Napit Sunargo: Lost in Space

A solo exhibition by Henrycus Napit Sunargo May 17 – June 19, 2011 Kedai Bahagia, Bandung Henrycus Napit Sunargo is an Indonesian photographer based in Bandung. He’s renowned for documenting urban city scenes and family moments. He’s also a prolific darkroom printer. He had been in several workshops & group exhibitions since 2007. In July […]