Born in Palembang, Sumatra in 1966, Eddy Hasby began his photo journalism career in 1989 working with a local newspaper in Yogyakarta, later joining the leading national newspaper Kompas. He and his camera have been witness to major world events including covering the Thomas and Uber Cup competitions in Glasgow, Scotland; the Southeast Asian Games in Chiang Mai, Thailand; and the transfer of power in Dili, Timor Leste.Rio Helmi Photo Gallery
Winner of the Grand Prix Award from UNESCO in 1995, he was profiled by NHK Japan in their program of Asia's Who's Who. Hasby was named best photographer in the 1992 National Journalistic Photography Contest and won the silver and bronze awards in the Salon Foto Indonesia, Canon Asia Pacific Photo Contest, Nikon Calendar 1999.
He has participated in joint exhibitions in the Yogyakarta Arts Festival (1992); in Jakarta at the Erasmus Huis (1999); and in an exhibition of sports photographs at the Indonesian Journalistic Gallery in Jakarta (2000).
His solo exhibitions include "East Timor and Indonesian Children" in Japan and Indonesia.
Hasby's work, beside being a regular fixture in the pages of the Kompas daily, it has also been published in three books dedicated to his photography.
The current exhibition, "Sugarcane Blues" was originally held in Jakarta at the Antara Gallery in 2001.
"Sugarcane Blues" - a photographic exhibition by Eddy Hasby runs from June 18, 2006 through July 17, 2006, at the Rio Helmi Photo Gallery.
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