Hengki Koentjoro is an accomplished photographer, specializing in capturing the spectral domain that lies amidst the shades of black and white. Born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia on March 24th 1963, he proceeded to pursue further education in Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California—an expedition that plunged him into the professional arena of video production and fine art photography. A childhood introduction to the camera on his 11th birthday is by now an earnest love affair that involves an elaborate choreography of composition, texture, shapes and lines.

Upon his return to Indonesia, Hengki settles in Jakarta as a freelance videographer and video editor for nature documentaries and corporate profiles. Delving into what he believes to be his true purpose in life's journey of expression, he indulges himself in the art of black and white photography on the side. Exploring along the borderlines of light and shadow, yin and yang. Celebrating complexity in the minimalist. Diving into the spiritual in the physical.


1. 2nd place in Nature Pro category in 2008 PX3 annual photo competition.  2. Honorable Mentions PX3 2008 Photo Competition.  3. Nominees 2008 Black And White Spider Award in Silhouette Category.  4. Merit Award in 2008 Single Image Contest Awards , Black And White Magazine Issue # 56 February 2008, page 189.  5. 2nd in the Asia Without Borders Photography Competition 2009 in the Faces Of The Earth category 6. Art Limited Winner of the February 2009 contest.  7. Merit award 2009, Indonesian Heritage Society Art And Photography Exhibition  8. PX3 Honorable Mention Recipients of 2009 Water Competition 9. Black & White Single Image Contest 2013, for a Spotlight Award.  10. Black and White Spider Awards 2013 2nd place – Merit of Excellent in Silhouette Category  11. Black and White Spider Awards 2013 1st place – Outstanding Achievement in Nature Category  12. Worldwide Photography Gala Awards – WPGA 2013 1st place in Seascape/Underwater Category 13. Paris PX3 2013 – 3rd place in Fine Art Category 14. Kontinent Awards 2013 – Official Selection in Fine Art Projects  15. Hasselblad Master 2014 1st Place Winner in Landscapes/Nature category 16. IPA Photography Awards 2014 - 1st Place in Nature/Aerial Category  17. PX3 Paris Photo Competition 2015 – 1st Prize in Nature Category/Animal 18. PX3 Paris Photo Competition 2015 – 1st Prize in Nature Category/Water.

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