Indonesia's 20 Most Powerful Photos Of 2014

This week, judges from the Indonesian Photojournalist Awards (APFI) have carefully chosen the best photographs from a total of 3,691 entries for 2014. The images, providing a fantastic visual perspective, remind us of the tumultuous year Indonesia experienced in 2014.

The future of photojournalism in Indonesia is looking very promising.


Photo Of The Year 2014

Indonesian residents rescue a victim following eruptions of Mount Sinabung in Karo district, North Sumatra province - February 1, 2014.

AFP Photo/Sutanta Aditya

AFP Photo/Sutanta Aditya

2nd place - Spot News category

A man in trouble for gambling-related incidents holds a knife to an elementary school girl, Zahriyani Putri Agustin, as a hostage, in Gresik, East Java - December 17, 2014.

3rd Place - Spot News category

Fire victims call their relatives during a fire in Makassar - October 23, 2014.

Antara Photo/Sahrul Manda Tikupadang

Antara Photo/Sahrul Manda Tikupadang

Winner - Art and Entertainment category

A bull race jockey during a competition called Pacu Jawi, in Tanahdatar, West Sumatra - June 14, 2014.

Antara Photo/Iggoy el Fitra

Antara Photo/Iggoy el Fitra

2nd place - Art and Entertainment category

A lantern festival in Jakarta - December 12, 2014.

Xinhua Photo/Agung Kuncahya B

Xinhua Photo/Agung Kuncahya B

3rd place - Art and Entertainment category

Despite the flooding, Prince Raja Muhammad Qodiran of the Cirebon kingdom leads the ceremony of prophet Muhammad's birthday celebration in Cirebon palace - January 14, 2014.

Antara Photo/Rosa Panggabean

Antara Photo/Rosa Panggabean

Winner - General News category

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and first lady Kristiani are saluted by military officers after landing in Jakarta - September 4, 2014.

Tribun News Photo/Dany Permana

Tribun News Photo/Dany Permana

2nd place - General News category

House of Representatives members turn over tables as tempers flair during a meeting in Jakarta - October 28, 2014.

Tempo Photo/Dhemas Reviyanto

Tempo Photo/Dhemas Reviyanto

3rd place - General News category

A resilient protesters shielding his face from intense smoke in Jakarta - October 2, 2014.

Rakyat Merdeka Photo/Khairizal Anwar

Rakyat Merdeka Photo/Khairizal Anwar

Winner - Daily Life category

A man jogging with his pet duck during Car Free Day in Jakarta - June 8, 2014.

Kompas Photo/Priyombodo

Kompas Photo/Priyombodo

2nd place - Daily Life category

A woman rides her motorcycle through the volcanic ashes of Kelud mountain, whilst wearing a plastic bag on her head in Yogyakarta - February 14, 2014. 

Tribun Jogja Photo/Hasan Sakri

Tribun Jogja Photo/Hasan Sakri

Winner - Essay Photo category

Mount Sinabung spews ash in the air during an eruption near Karo, North Sumatra - January 7, 2014.

AFP Photo/Sutanta Aditya

AFP Photo/Sutanta Aditya

Winner - Sports category

Indonesian weightlifter Sri Wahyuni covers her body with towels before her final event during the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea - September 20, 2014. 

Kompas Photo/Totok Wijayanto

Kompas Photo/Totok Wijayanto

Winner - People in the News category

Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo runs on stage after delivering a speech in front of his supporters at Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta - July 5, 2014.

Reuters Photo/Beawiharta

Reuters Photo/Beawiharta

2nd place - People in the News category

Maritime and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti relaxes in her car after a press conference in a KPK building, Jakarta.

Jawa Pos Photo/Hendra Eka

Jawa Pos Photo/Hendra Eka

3rd place - People in the News category

Vice President Boediono jokes with a baby as he jogs in his neighborhood - March 22, 2014.

Tempo Photo/Aditia Noviansyah

Tempo Photo/Aditia Noviansyah

Winner - Nature and Environment category

The migration of birds in Banyuasin - November 16, 2014.

Sindo Photo/Mushaful Imam

Sindo Photo/Mushaful Imam

2nd place - Nature and Environment category

Pilgrims stand above Gunung Bromo mountain during the Kesada ceremony in East Java - August 12, 2014.

EPA Photo/Fully Handoko

EPA Photo/Fully Handoko

3rd place - Nature and Environment category

Fish farmers gaze out upon masses of dead fish at Maninjau lake in West Sumatra.

Antara Photo/Iggoy el Fitra

Antara Photo/Iggoy el Fitra

3rd place - Citizen Journalism category

A man stands helplessly among two inundated cars during the devastating floods in Jakarta.

Hendra Pernama

Hendra Pernama


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