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An award winning professional photographer based in Medan, Indonesia. Suwandi Chandra’s interest in photography blossomed while working in the USA in 2007. His love of travel, nature, landscape and architectural objects continues to fuel his worldwide travels. Some of his works has been featured and published in several online/digital and print publication ranging from CNN.com, New York Times, Singapore Airlines SilverKris, Garuda Indonesia Colours, Lonely Planet Travellers, Qatar Airways Oryx, Jetstar Asia, Silk Air Silkwinds, Sony Indonesia and Pentax/Ricoh.

He started Suwandi Chandra School of Photography as his own interface to meet local photography community/hobbyist/enthusiast during his free time. He will share and teach them photography skills base on the fundamental photography principles and his own experiences.
Currently he is part of the Sony Alpha Team Indonesia as their Sony Alpha Guru which represent their Digital Imaging department.

AWARDS

  • 1st Place WINNER (The Bountiful Earth Category) and 3rd Place WINNER (The Breathing Space) photo in International Garden Photographer of The Year 2019
  • 2 Honorable Mentions The Lucie Foundation International Photography Awards (IPA) 2019 (Nature & Smartphone Categories)
  • 4 Honorable Mentions (Travel/Adventure, Landscape, Water/Snow/Ice, Nature & Wildlife) 8th Annual Mobile Photography Awards 2018
  • 3rd place WINNER (The Bountiful Earth Category) for  ‘The Cinnamon Farmer’ photo in International Garden Photographer of The Year 2018
  • SPECIAL MENTION ‘Best Single Image in a Portfolio – TALES OF ADVENTURE’ for  Travel Photographer of The Year 2017
  • 1 Honorable Mentions The Lucie Foundation International Photography Awards (IPA) 2018 (Nature – Aerial/Drone)
  • 1 Bronze Awards The EPSON International Pano Awards 2018
  • 1 HONORABLE MENTIONS “PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2017”
  • 2 Bronze Awards The EPSON International Pano Awards 2017
  • 2 Finalist in Travel Photographer of The Year 2016
  • 4 Honorable Mentions The Lucie Foundation International Photography Awards (IPA) 2016
  • 2 Bronze Awards The EPSON International Pano Awards 2016
  • 2 HONORABLE MENTIONS “PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2015”
  • Honorable Mentions 6th Annual Mobile Photography Awards 2016
  • First Place at Iowa State Fair Photography Salon 2008 (Bamboo Groove)
  • Finalist at the 28th Annual Spring Photography Contest by Photographer’s Forum Magazine
  • Finalist at the International Photo Competition (IPC) 2008

Gear

I’m always available for commissions and collaborations in any projects, company profiles, products or destinations.

You can contact me HERE.

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