Zulkifli is an Indonesian documentary photographer. Many people call him as Zhu. He learn photography by himself since 2009. After becoming a photo contributor for Agence France Presse (2012) and European Pressphoto Agency (2013-2017), he began to become a freelance photographer. His project was selected as The Best Work in Permata Photojournalist Grant on March 2018. He is a co-founder of Sumatra Sumatra (collective documentary project about Sumatra), Sore Rabu Project (photography discussion class in West Sumatera), and Festival Director of Insumatra Photo Festival.
Today, he currently divide his time both in Sumatra and Jakarta, working on personal projects and taking assignments for editorial works and corporate.
National Geographic Indonesia | DestinAsian Indonesia | Colours Magazine | The New York Times | The Guardian | Spiegel | The Washington Post | Aljazeera | Los Angeles Times | The Seattle Time | The Boston Globe | Bote | New Strait Time | Der Farang | The National | Global Times | Gulf News UEA | Gulf Time Qatar | Hirado | The Straits Times | BBC Indonesia | Beritagar.id | The Jakarta Globe | Seribu Kata | Jalan Jalan Magazine | Lion In Flight Magazine | CHIP Foto Video Magazine | Travelounge Magazine | Sriwijaya In Flight Magazine | Tribun Jakarta | Travel Fotografi Magazine | ……..
(2018) Best Work Permata Photojournalist Grant 2017
(2015) 2nd Place Photo Story Indonesia Photojournalist Awards V
(2012) 1st Place Hamdan International Photography Awards
(2012) 1st Place Culture Photo Competition President Indonesia
(2011) Finalist Culture Photo Competition President Indonesia
(2020) “The Sinking Java”, Vision 20/20 : Contemporary Indonesian Engaged Photography, Galerija Jakopič, Slovenia
(2018) “Lara Muara”, Permata Photojournalist Grant 2017 Exhibition, Jakarta
(2015) “Monkey Market”, Indonesia Photojournalist Awards V Photo Exhibition, Jakarta
(2015) “Monkey Market”, West Sumatera Photographers Photo Exhibition, Padang
(2012) “The Pacu Jawi”, Hamdan International Photography Award Photo Exhibition, Dubai
(2012) “Gigik Ikua”, Culture Photo Competition President Indonesia Exhibition, Jakarta