Joshua Irwandi


Joshua Irwandi (1991) is a freelance documentary photographer based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

He received a B.A. in English literature from the University of Exeter, and pursued graduate studies in photojournalism and documentary photography at London College of Communication.

While working in West Papua, Indonesia, Irwandi focused on a long-term project on the changes in identity and landscape of the Asmat people. His project ’Not A Blank Canvas’ was awarded the 2021 National Geographic Society exploration grant.

Irwandi was a participant in the 2014 New York Portfolio Review, as well as the Eddie Adams, Magnum Photos, and VII Photo workshops. In 2020, he was awarded the Forhanna Foundation Fund for Young Talent and the National Geographic Society’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists. He has exhibited at Breda Photo Festival in the Netherlands. 

In 2021, he was selected as one of the speakers for the National Geographic Society's Storytellers Summit. 

His work has been featured in National Geographic, The Times of London, and The Guardian.

World Press Photo Involvement:
Award-winning photographer 2021 Photo Contest

Joshua Irwandi on Social Media:
Instagram: @joshirwandi
Twitter: @joshirwandi

Joshua Irwandi