Yoppy Pieter


“Yoppy has great potential as a storyteller and his talent is already visible in recent personal projects. His respect of the dignity of the people he's approaching is very noticeable. Through his works, we can feel Yoppy takes his time to develop his stories and projects, with a certain sense of poetry in his narrative photography”.

Peggy Porquet, photo editor, art director and curator, France - 6x6 Global Talent Program nominator

His interest in visual communication, planted early by his father in his elementary years, was the main reason Yoppy Pieter decided to pick up a camera during his employment at a publishing company.

He acquired his first photography training at PannaFoto Institute and further developed his skills with the Permata Photojournalist Grant 2011, and participating in the Angkor Photo Workshop in 2012 and the Erasmus Huis Fellowship in Amsterdam in 2015.

His recently published photobook titled “Saujana Sumpu” tells the story of a forsaken Minangkabau village located in West Sumatra whose population has migrated to Indonesia’s urban centers.

See Yoppy Pieter's 'Black Gold' on Witness, World Press Photo's online magazine.

Yoppy Pieter was also nominated by Christoph Bangert. Find out about the 6x6 Global Talent program nomination process and our growing community of global nominators.

Yoppy Pieter