Dani [tribe] dancers, Baliem Valley, West Papua, 1994
Tara Sosrowardoyo started his career in photography in 1977 as a stills photographer in the Indonesian film industry.
A joint or sole contributor of images to many books, Tara has also been featured in publications worldwide such as The New York Times, Time, GEO, Asiaweek, Newsweek, Marie Claire, and The New Yorker. He has shot multiple TIME (Asia) magazine covers and many portraits of influential figures in politics, business and the arts in Southeast Asia.
Tara has participated in numerous photography exhibitions in Indonesia and abroad. He has held solo exhibitions at the Victorian Arts Centre in Melbourne, Australia (1995); Gedung 28 in Jakarta, (2002); Valentine Fine Art gallery in Kuala Lumpur (2003) and at Zinc Gallery in Kuala Lumpur (2010). Tara is based in both Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.