Albert Ivan Damanik is a journalist based in Medan, Indonesia. Albert has been a journalist photographer since 2010, as a staff local daily media photographer. Albert decided to become a freelance worker in 2012 and regularly contributed to several wolrd news agencies. Albert has a solo career in the documentary field of Video and Photo Journalism, which won national championships such as Second Place for National Disasters in 2013 and the Grand Prize Winner at the 13th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest in 2015 and Runner Up in 2017 Gala Awards. Albert completed his studies in the Department of Communication Studies at one of the Dharma Agung University, in the city of Medan.