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Albert Ivan Damanik

Albert Ivan Damanik is a journalist with basics who lives in Medan, Indonesia.

Albert has been a journalist photographer since 2010, as a staff photographer for the local daily media. Albert decided to become a freelancer in 2012 and entered video in 2015 by regularly contributing to several news agencies such as Getty Images, Ruptly TV, AFP Video as a freelance contributor.

Albert has a solo career in Video and Photo Journalism documentary, winning national championships such as Second Place for National Disaster in 2013 and Grand Prize Winner at the 13th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest in 2015 and Runner Up at the 2017 Gala Awards.

Albert completed his studies at the Department of Communication Studies at one of the Dharma Agung University, in the city of Medan.


‘We Hide While Working’: The Life of Children Spraying Poison on a Pulp Plantation Living in cramped barracks with no access to education, these are the children earning $6 a day at one of Indonesia’s most profitable paper companies.




Torrential rain brought life-threatening flooding to the Indonesian city of Medan in Sumatra Island on Dec. 4. Rescue crews worked overnight to evacuate residents from the flood waters. At least six people have died.

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