Rodrigo Ordonez

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Kota Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia

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Rodrigo Ordonez

Rodrigo Ordóñez is an independent photographer based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He produces professional-quality images and multimedia in Indonesia, Asia and the world.

Specialties: Editorial photography and video, Corporate photography and video, Humanitarian photography and video

Rodrigo has worked as a studio assistant for war photographer James Nachtwey (TIME magazine) in New York. In 2006, he attended a workshop with Gary Knight (VII Photo) in Argentina, which resulted in the publication of a collective book. He has also trained with Ron Haviv (VII Photo). 

His work has been published in Cambio (Mexico), EFE (Spain), the Financial Times (UK), GlobalPost (USA), The Huffington Post (USA), Transit (Japan) and Vice Magazine (USA), among others. His list of NGO and UN clients includes the American Red Cross, CARE, Mercy Corps, Oxfam, Save the Children, UNICEF and the World Economic Forum. He has produced corporate photography for commercial clients such as KONE and Showtime.

Rodrigo is a professional member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) and the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA).

Rodrigo is trilingual in English, French, and Spanish. He speaks and writes intermediate Bahasa Indonesia.

Through his images, Rodrigo seeks to shed light on underreported issues. He applies his academic training and field experience to deliver world-class documentary and editorial stories. His work benefits from his diverse international background in journalism, international affairs, public relations, development and humanitarian aid. Through his career, he has lived in four continents.

Rodrigo holds a bachelor's degree in journalism (Bilbao, Spain & Worcester, UK) and a master's degree in international relations from The Fletcher School (Tufts University, USA). 

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Brand video for the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (World Economic Forum), June 2016. Production: Rodrigo Ordóñez Multimedia Post-production: Rodrigo Ordóñez Multimedia Motion graphics: Rodrigo Ordóñez Multimedia Music: "Ocean pulse" by Sirus Music (licensed from PremiumBeat) Additional footage from: Proforest

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Nazi re-enactors, Indonesia, 2013

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Jakarta governor elections, Indonesia, 2012

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Sahel food crisis, Niger, 2012


Video produced for the Red Cross in Haiti, December 2014. Through a Red Cross program, Widleine teaches masons and foremen how to make houses more resistant to earthquakes, hurricanes, or other natural disasters.


Video produced for the Red Cross in Haiti, December 2014. Dominique, an artist in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is one of 75 entrepreneurs honing their business and marketing skills through the American Red Cross. These business owners learn how to define their market, assess their advantage over the competition, and reach out to new customers.


Demo reel, shot and edited by Rodrigo Ordóñez, February 2015. Scenes of Chad, Cuba, East Timor, Indonesia, Japan, Niger, Singapore, and Turkey.

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