Established in 2014, Gueari Galeri is an independent photobook gallery and publisher based in Jakarta and Bekasi, Indonesia. Our core focus lies in utilising the power of photography and photobooks as tools for self-discovery and catalysts for positive change through the presentation of personal narratives.
Our mission is to serve as a platform for inclusive creativity, providing individuals with the opportunity to expand their photographic works through the creation of photobooks, as well as exhibitions and installations. To support this mission, we have been conducting photobook classes (#kelasbukufotoguearigaleri), since 2015. These classes aim to empower participants in developing their personal stories using the medium of photobooks. Additionally, we organise photobook discussions (#ngobrolbukufoto), in various regions across Indonesia and abroad. These discussions serve as educational platforms to enhance photobook literacy.
Over the years, Gueari Galeri has had the opportunities of representing Indonesia in numerous local and international photography festivals. Some notable festivals include the Singapore International Photo Festival, Singapore Art Book Fair, Yangon Photo Festival, Jakarta International Photo Festival, Arles Books Fair, Singapore International Photography Festival, and Hong Kong International Photo Festival. These opportunities have allowed us to showcase the vibrant and diverse photography scene in Indonesia on a global stage.