Alva Christo Y.W.

About

Alva Christo Y. W. is a photographer who enjoys capturing cultures and daily life through photojournalism and street photography. Alva was born and raised in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and he is currently based in New York City. He graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, with BFA in Photography and Imaging. Traditional analog photography is his main choice that is supported by his camera-collecting hobby.

Alva explores daily life and cultural activities, presented in stories and photographic series. The focus is simply to create a connection between viewers and the subject itself; the viewers might experience the same particular issue from different perspectives - there is an interaction between the subject, Alva, and the viewers. Although culture is his main interest, he also explores broader photography genres such as portraiture, landscape, and contemporary themes.

 

Contact :

✉️  alvachristo@gmail.com


Awards

2018

  • Trustee Scholar at Ringling College of Art and Design

2015

  • 1st place on UWC USA Photography contest

exhibition

2018
  • “Alternatives”, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida – USA.
  • "Annual Photography & Imaging Exhibition", Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida – USA.
  • "Best of Ringling Juried Exhibition", Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida – USA.
  • "Personal Space", Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida – USA.
  • "Meaning/Material", Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida – USA.
2017
  • “All About the Scrim”,Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida – USA.
  • “Between the Un/Seen”, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida – USA.
  • “Additive Subtractive”,Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida – USA.

2016

  • “Simulacra”, Solo Photography Exhibition, Kelas Pagi Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.
  • “People Without People”, Ringling College of Art and Design, Florida – USA.

2015

  • “MetamorPICT”, SMA Stella Duce 1, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.
  • "Kokang Jepret", Collaboration with Analogy, Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.

2013

  • "My Days With Rolls", Collaboration with Alwan Brilian and 6 other photographers, Kelas Pagi Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.
  • "Nggulung Film", Collaboration with Alwan Brilian, Legend Café, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.

2012

  • “Ruang Gelap”, Kamera Analog Jogjakarta, Galeri Biasa, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.
  • “Republik AB”, Kamera Analog Jogjakarta, Galeri Biasa, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.
  • “Dunia Seluliod”, Kamera Analog Jogjakarta, Misty Gallery, Yogyakarta – Indonesia.

Publication

2018

2017

  • Halfway Asleep photobook, Self published, 1st edition.

2015

  • Featured on Kedaulatan Rakyat, 11th July.

2014

  • Featured on Analogy Magazine 3rd edition, September Edition.
  • Featured on Analogy Magazine 2nd edition, August Edition.
  • Featured on Analogy Magazine 1st edition, July Edition.
  • Featured on UWC USA Literati, March Edition.

2013

  • Featured on Hai Magazine, August Edition.

2012

  • Featured on Hai Magazine, November Edition.

Education

  • 2015 - 2019 : Bachelor of Fine Arts Candidate, Ringling College of Art and Design, Photography and Imaging, Sarasota, Florida.
  • 2013-2015 : UWC USA, New Mexico - USA
  • 2011-2013 : SMA Kolese De Britto, Yogyakarta - Indonesia

Gallery Representation

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