Armin Hari is a unique photographer who combines photographic technique with experience in community empowerment. The result is photographs that convey strong messages about social realities. For his diligent efforts in the world of photography and social movements, Armin Hari received the 2011 Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) with the theme Love of the Earth: International Photo Contest, First Winner (International) in “Love of The Earth” Category. This followed a number of other awards in different nations such as Bangladesh, The Philippines, Ukraine, Australia, United States, Germany, and The Netherlands.
With his extensive experience in the world of social movements through various actions and research projects, both while studying in Makassar and working for Indonesian Society for Social Transformation (INSIST) in Yogyakarta, Armin Hari consistently places the subjects of his photographs as sources of information and as partners whom he deeply respects, and he protects their rights as sources of information.
In some occasions, Armin Hari spends his time in documenting the gender related issues, environment, international refugees, and several personal projects. He resides in Makassar, Yogyakarta, and Bali.