Andri Tambunan was born in 1981 in Jakarta, Indonesia. At age 10 he moved to the United States. He received his BA in photography from Sacramento State University in 2006 with a concentration in Fine Art.
After witnessing and documenting the terrorist attack in Mumbai, India on November 26, 2008, Andri shifted his focus to photojournalism and documentary photography; to tell stories in pictures that embraces truth and beauty but at the same time moves people into action.
Quoting Lewis Hine, "I wanted to show you things that needed to be changed and I wanted to show things that needed to be appreciated."
Andri is a contributing photographer to Corbis and Polaris Images and his photographs have been published by NGOs as well as locally and internationally by various publications such as LIFE.com, Stern/Germany, FHM/UK, & Elsevier Magazine/Holland. He is fluent in English and Bahasa Indonesia.
Awards & Recognitions:
2010: International Photography Awards: 3rd Place Editorial General News Non-Pro & 7 Honorable Mentions in Deeper Perspective, Feature Story, Photo Essay, Children, and Travel.
2010: Eddie Adams Workshop XXIII.
2010: Missouri Photo Workshop MPW.62 (received Nikon Emerging Professional Scholarship).
2010: 2nd Place Feature Picture Story SFBAPPA Annual News Photo Contest.
Membership & Affiliation:
International Federation of Journalist (IFJ).
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA).
American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
Professional Photographers of America (PPA)
National Writers Union (NWU).
San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association (SFBAPPA).
Certified Wilderness and Remote First Aid.
Certifed First Aid/CPR/AED adult, child, and infant.
2004-2006: BA in Photography Sacramento State University California